Suspect in 1957 Illinois slaying OKs extradition

Suspect in 1957 Illinois slaying OKs extradition

Credit: AP

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Sycamore, Ill., Police Department shows Jack Daniel McCullough of Washington state, a former police officer arrested in the 1957 killing of an Illinois girl. The Associated Press learned Tuesday, July 12, 2011, that military records that McCullough insists would help exonerate him in the 1957 slaying of an Illinois girl burned in a 1973 archives fire that destroyed millions of military personnel records. An archivist with the St. Louis-based National Personnel Records Center, a repository of military records, told the AP in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that McCullough's Air Force file no longer exists. (AP Photo/Sycamore Police Department, File)

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by GENE JOHNSON

Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 20 at 2:58 PM

SEATTLE (AP) -- The former police officer accused in the 1957 slaying of an Illinois girl has agreed to return to that state to face charges.
  
Jack Daniel McCullough waived his right to fight extradition in a brief hearing Wednesday in King County Superior Court in Seattle.
  
His stepdaughter, Janey O'Connor, says the sooner he gets back to Illinios, the sooner he can clear his name.
  
McCullough was a police officer in two Washington state towns in the 1970s and 80s. He was arrested at his home in Seattle after authorities said new evidence undermined his alibi in the killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, of Sycamore, Ill.
 

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