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Eyewitness IDs McCullough as last man with Ridulph in 1957

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Kathy Caulfield (left) and Jeanne Tessier (right), sisters of Jack McCullough outside of court. Kathy Caulfield (left) and Jeanne Tessier (right), sisters of Jack McCullough outside of court.
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The person who last saw Maria Ridulph alive testified she picked Jack McCullough out of a line up 50 years later. Not only did Maria Ridulph's friend take the stand for the state but so did McCullough's sisters.

 

It was in December 1957 when Kathy Sigman Chapman says she last saw Maria standing with a man named Johnny as she ran to get her mittens. She says after Maria disappeared the police and the FBI showed her thousands of pictures and hundreds of line-ups trying to identify that man. Chapman says it was not until 2010 when the Illinois state police showed her a photo lineup that she saw finally saw Johnny again. That man is identified as Jack McCullough.

 

The defense asked Chapman to give details about the man named Johnny like what shoes and belt was he wearing and did he have missing teeth he might have had, but she said she couldn't remember.

 

Later McCullough's sisters testified the night Maria disappeared they never saw their brother come home. But they heard their mother tell FBI agents that McCullough was at their house.

 

McCullough's attorneys have said he was in Chicago and Rockford the day Maria went missing. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder, kidnapping and abduction of Maria Ridulph.

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