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New Evidence In Nation's Oldest Cold Case

In 2011, Jack McCullough was convicted of the 1957 abduction and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Illinois//CNN

There are new questions in the nation's oldest cold case after law enforcement thought they had finally caught their man.

In 2011, Jack McCullough was convicted of the 1957 abduction and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Illinois.

Now, Dekalb County State's Attorney Richard Schmack has filed papers saying there's no way McCullough could have committed the crime.

Schmack says McCullough was 40 miles away from the crime scene at the time of the abduction, and McCullough is now trying to get his conviction thrown out.

"Your Honor, I've been locked up for almost five years. I'm innocent and I can prove I'm innocent. There has to be an end to this somewhere," said McCullough.

The next hearing is scheduled for April 15th. McCullough has always maintained his innocence.

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