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Bloomington father convicted of killing young daughter in 1998 seeks new trial
By week.com
Published: 02/26/2021

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) - McLean County's chief prosecutor says his office is reviewing a 1998 Bloomington murder case in which a local man is now demanding a new trial on charges he killed his three-year old daughter.

State's Attorney Don Knapp's office must decide how to respond to Barton McNeil's petition filed this week.

McNeil, 61, is serving a 100-year prison sentence for smothering Christina McNeil, but he's asking for an evidentiary hearing to show newly-discovered DNA evidence would have led to McNeil's acquittal.

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