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Inmate Claims Former DeKalb County Prosecutors Broke Their Promises For McCullough Trial Testimony

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An Illinois prison inmate says prosecutors broke their promises after he testified in the trial involving the death of Maria Ridulph.

The Sycamore girl was kidnapped in 1957, and her body was found several months later. Jack McCullough was arrested for the death decades later, and his trial was held in DeKalb County in 2012. Earlier this year, a judge vacated McCullough's conviction and freed him from prison.

Recently, Kirk Swaggerty filed a federal lawsuit related to his involvement with the 2012 proceedings.

The Rockford Register Star  reported that situation in the article, Witness in Sycamore cold-case murder sues former DeKalb County prosecutors, lawyer

Register Star reporter Kristen Zambo talked with WNIJ News and provided more information on Kirk Swaggerty and his lawsuit:

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