bench trial http://northernpublicradio.org en Day One Ends Early http://northernpublicradio.org/post/day-one-ends-early <p>The first day of the bench trial for Jack McCullough ended before 3pm Monday in DeKalb County Court. McCullough is accused in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a young Sycamore girl, Maria Ridulph. The 7-year-old disappeared while playing near her home. Ridulph's body was found several months later in JoDaviess County. The victim's brother, Charles Ridulph, was the first witness called to the stand.</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:20:44 +0000 Mike Moen & Jenna Dooley 18141 at http://northernpublicradio.org Day One Ends Early Cold Case Trial Begins In DeKalb County http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cold-case-trial-begins-dekalb-county <p>The bench trial of Jack McCullough begins Monday in DeKalb County Court. The 72-year-old is accused of killing a young Sycamore girl in the late 1950’s. Seven-year-old Maria Ridulph disappeared while playing near her home.&nbsp; Her body was found several months later. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:15:29 +0000 Mike Moen 18123 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cold Case Trial Begins In DeKalb County