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First and foremost this case is about a murder of a seven year old girl. The pages on this blog cover all the important aspects of the case. There are many areas of the case I have yet to post on because I am waiting on the supporting document to become public so they can be referenced. Everything here is supported by linked documents.
After reading the page “Jack McCullough and the Maria Ridulph abduction” and the “Defense Motion 10/12/2012” it is now clear Clay Campbell was in a very precarious position when he decided to go forward with the case. What is scary is before asking that the FBI files not be allowed in trial, the prosecution and the investigators “read them cover to cover” (See email – Zulawski), quoted from them, but only selectively, then did everything in their power to keep them out of the trial (August 2012 court documents, pages 7-9, etc.). If one looks at just the Charging_Papers and the FBI interviews of Mr. and Mrs. Ridulph (in a text document and original PDF on respective page), it is obvious Jack could not have committed the crime.
It is also clear Brion Hanley’s “Award for Excellence” from the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association (http://www.isp.state.il.us/media/pressdetails.cfm?ID=688) might have been premature based on the October 12, 2012 Defense Motion 10.12.11, point 13:
… primary investigator [Brion Hanley] conducted the identification… he had just interviewed Kathy Sigman Chapman eight days prior to the investigation for nearly an hour and a half. In that prior meeting, officers discussed details of the case with Kathy Sigman Chapman, including using her own prior descriptions in order to try and refresh her memory about the description of “Johnny.” …six pictures that were placed in front of Kathy Sigman Chapman for identification were impressively suggestive for the following reasons:
A. All five filler photos had a white background while the Defendant’s photo had a black background,
B. All five filler photos had gentlemen wearing a suit and tie while the Defendant’s photo had different clothing,
C. All five filler photos had the gentlemen looking off slightly to the right in a yearbook style pose while the Defendant was staring directly into the camera for his picture,
D. All five filler photos had gentlemen with neatly combed hair while the Defendant had unruly hair in his photo,
E. Defendant’s photo had an amateur quality appearance which caused his ear to shine brightly in the picture,
F. All five filler photos were taken directly from a yearbook while the Defendant’s was not.
Just pick out the one that does not look like the others, and the only one with a white face:
There are so many questions in this case, hopefully over time the questions will be answered.
Brion Hanley’s involvement in the Rape Trial also raises questions.
Understand, Brion Hanley “refreshed” Kathy’s memory with Jack’s picture in front of him. It is not know at this time which one of the descriptions Kathy originally gave Brion used, or if he just described the picture he was looking at.
As a final note to this opening page in Jack’s own words (link - letters):
From Jack’s speech (reviewed by his defense attorneys’ for accuracy against the FBI reports): The FBI establishes that “Johnny” made contact with the two girls prior to 6:40 p.m. because according to Mrs. Ridulph’s FBI statement, Maria retrieved her doll at 6:40 p.m. The FBI reports, further establish that Maria Ridulph was last seen at 7p.m. because Kathy Chapman asked “Johnny” what time it was before she left to get her mittens and “Johnny” replied: 7 p.m.
From Jack’s attached letter: At minimum, if I had a car in order to make the 6:57 call from Rockford I would have had to leave Sycamore at 6:17 pm and if I left Rockford immediately after meeting the recruiters, I could not have returned to Sycamore before 8:10 pm (that’s using an average speed of 60 mph – no stops, no speed limit @ about 40 miles one way. — The problem is I was on foot all day – no car – no family – no friends.