2022 September 29 News Article – The Pantagraph – Dozens protest McLean County convictions

https://pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/dozens-protest-mclean-county-convictions/article_a607547e-4032-11ed-a502-8b7c066dcc2d.html BLOOMINGTON — Around two dozen supporters gathered in front of the courthouse in downtown Bloomington on Thursday to protest what they maintain were wrongful convictions that led to the imprisonment of innocent men.  Organizer Tammy Alexander, of East Tennessee, said she’s a co-host of a podcast called “Snow Files.” It covers the case of … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – WGLT NPR – Supporters seek exonerations in 2 McLean County murder cases

WGLT | By Edith Brady-Lunny Published September 29, 2022 at 7:28 PM CDT Edith began her career as a reporter with The DeWitt County Observer, a weekly newspaper in Clinton. From 2007 to June 2019, Edith covered crime and legal issues for The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois. She previously worked as a correspondent for … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – WMBD CBS/Fox News – Group protests McLean County murder convictions

by: Austin Schick | Posted: Sep 29, 2022 Updated: Sep 29, 2022 / 06:49 PM CDT MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — A group of activists is asking: Does Innocence Matter? The question emblazoned their posters as protesters held a peaceful rally, calling attention to what they believe are wrongful convictions in McLean County from 1987 to 2001. The … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – Illinois Times + 60 other Illinois newspapers – Exonerating the Innocent. Opinion piece by Scott Reeder, former host of WGLT NPR podcast “Suspect Convictions”

Exonerating the innocent Every once in a while, you meet someone who changes the trajectory of your life. For me, that person was Darrel Parker, a gentle, kind man who worked in the Moline Parks Department. Back in the early 1990s, I just had begun covering Moline City Hall and a friend told me that … Read more

2022 May 12 News Article – WMBD CBS News – Barton McNeil’s team provides ‘proof of innocence’ in court Thursday

by: Austin Schick, Mike Smith Posted: May 12, 2022 / 04:17 PM CDT https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/mcneils-team-provides-proof-of-innocence-in-court-wednesday/ BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Bloomington man convicted of murder in 1999 is awaiting a judge’s decision pertaining to newly found evidence. Barton McNeil appeared in court for the first time in years Thursday afternoon and will wait 60 days to see if new … Read more

2022 May 10 News Article – Week-25 NBC News Article – DIGGING DEEPER: Bloomington man convicted of daughter’s death more than two decades ago seeks freedom

** SPECIAL NOTE *** TO VIEW THE 8 MINUTE SPECIAL REPORT NEWSPIECE CLICK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE LINK THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE NBC WEEK-25 WEBSITE https://www.week.com/2022/05/11/bloomington-man-convicted-daughters-death-more-than-two-decades-ago-seeks-freedom/ By Amber Krycka Published: May. 10, 2022 at 6:12 PM PDT|Updated: 2 hours ago BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) – He was convicted of killing his 3-year-old daughter more than 20 years ago in … Read more

2022 May 9 News Article – HOI ABC News – Bart McNeil hopes new evidence in ‘98 death of a toddler will lead to exoneration

** SPECIAL NOTE ** TO SEE THE SPECIAL REPORT GO TO CLICK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE LINK THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE HOI ABC WEBSITE https://www.hoiabc.com/2022/05/10/special-report-bart-mcneil-hopes-new-evidence-98-death-toddler-will-lead-exoneration/ McLean County IL (Heart of Illinois ABC) – A Bloomington man has spent the last 24 years fighting to prove his innocence in the death of his daughter from … Read more

2022 April 21 News Article – WEEK-25 (NBC) – In prison for young daughter’s 1998 murder, Bart McNeil says new evidence shows he’s innocent of Bloomington slaying

By Tanya Koonce Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 7:21 PM PDT BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) – There’s movement in Bart McNeil’s 23-year old McLean County murder case. McNeil is serving a 100-year sentence for the murder of his three-year-old daughter Christina. Two Illinois groups that work to exonerate wrongful convictions are re-affirming the reasons the court should hear new … Read more

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