Cold Case Murder
12:43 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

McCullough Sentencing December 10th

Sentencing for Jack McCullough has been moved to early December. The sentencing was supposed to be today, but a lawyer representing McCullough says the defense was not given enough time to prepare.

Jack D. McCullough
Jack D. McCullough
Credit file / DeKalb County Sheriff's Department

McCullough was convicted in September for the kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore in 1957. Judge James Hallock and lawyers from both sides agreed on December 10th at 10:00 am for the sentencing.

McCullough appeared in court in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs. As he left the courtroom, he appeared to wave to a few people who had been sitting behind him.

Outgoing DeKalb County State's Attorney Clay Campbell was heard telling a member of the Ridulph family that he would like to attend the sentencing...even though he will no longer be in office. Campbell lost his re-election bid to Democrat Richard Schmack, who takes office next week.