2022 April 1 News Article – The Pantagraph – Prosecutors agree to hearings on Bloomington man’s innocence claim in 1998 murder

Kade Heather April 1, 2022 Click HERE to view the article on The Pantagraph. The article can be played when on their website. Also the 41-page Petition is available for download on their website. BLOOMINGTON — Prosecutors on Friday conceded that a hearing is “legally required” on two aspects of a Bloomington man’s petition for post-conviction relief from … Read more

2022 April 1 News Article – HOI ABC News – Prosecutors reject convicted killer’s new trial request

By Darnysha Mitchell Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 4:50 PM PST Click HERE for link to news piece as it aired on ABC BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) – A Bloomington man serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his daughter is hoping to find justice for his daughter and be exonerated- but it looks … Read more

2022 April 1 News Article – WGLT NPR News – Prosecutors push back on Barton McNeil’s claims in his push for a new trial in daughter’s murder

WGLT | By Edith Brady-Lunny Published April 1, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT Click HERE to be taken to the article as published at WGLT Evidence that Christina McNeil was murdered by someone other than her father was challenged on Friday by the state in a motion to dismiss Bart McNeil’s petition for a new trial on … Read more

2022 April 1 News Article – WMBD CBS – State files petition to dismiss new trial for Barton McNeil

by: Austin Schick Posted: Apr 1, 2022 / 08:35 PM CDT McNeil believes he was wrongfully convicted for 1998 murder of his daughter Click HERE to view CBS local news piece. BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — On Friday, prosecutors with the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office refuted evidence that the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Christina McNeil was committed … Read more

2021 December 11 News Article – The Pantagraph & Quad City Times – Watch now: State moves to dismiss McNeil’s petition for relief

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ON-LINE ARTICLE AND TO VIEW VIDEO OF FRIEND AND FORMER CO-WORKER OF BARTON MCNEIL, JEFF BOYER BLOOMINGTON – Prosecutors have until April 1 to file a motion to dismiss Barton M. McNeil’s petition for post-conviction relief from his 1999 murder conviction for his 3-year-old daughter’s death. McNeil, now 62, is serving a … Read more

2021 December 10 News Article – WHOI (ABC News) – Prosecutors reject convicted killer’s new trial request

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON-AIR PROGRAM THAT ACCOMPANIED THIS ARTICLE By Darnysha Mitchell | Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 4:50 PM PST|Updated: 2 hours ago BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) – A Bloomington man serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his daughter is hoping to find justice for his daughter and be exonerated- but it … Read more

2021 December 10 News Article – WEEK-25 (NBC News) – Prosecutors reject convicted killer’s new trial request

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ON-AIR NEWS REPORT THAT ACCOMPANIED THIS ARTICLE By Darnysha Mitchell Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 4:40 PM PST|Updated: 3 hours ago BLOOMINGTON (25 NEWS) – A Bloomington man serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his daughter is hoping to find justice for his daughter and be exonerated- but it looks … Read more

2021 December 10 News Article – WGLT (National Public Radio) – Prosecutors will seek to dismiss Bart McNeil’s request for new trial in 1998 murder

Special Note: Friend and former co-worker of Barton McNeil, Jeff Boyer, was interviewed following the hearing and said he knew both Bart and Misook. Saying “There’s a lot of us who knew Bart as a kind and loving person,” said Boyer. “There was never a moment I felt Bart was aggressive or harmful in any … Read more

2021 December 10 News Article – WMBD (CBS) – State looks to dismiss Bart McNeil’s request for a new trial

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 1-MINUTE NEWS PIECE THAT AIRED ON THE LOCAL CBS NEWS TELECAST BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The fight for a Bloomington man’s freedom was delayed Friday after state prosecutors told a judge they are seeking a dismissal in a retrial for a 1998 murder. Barton McNeil’s hopes for an evidentiary hearing … Read more

2021 November 12 News Article – The Pantagraph – Watch now: Post-Conviction process in 1998 Bloomington murder case could be expedited

November 13, 2021 by Kade Heather CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHRIS ROSS INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE HEARING BLOOMINGTON — Barton McNeil’s quest for exoneration and a new trial for his 3-year-old daughter’s 1998 death could be fast-tracked to an evidentiary hearing which would include testimony about his petition for post-conviction relief filed on his … Read more