A 72 year old murder finally gets convicted for the killing of 7 year old "Pretty" Maria, in 1955. From the UK Telegraph:
A former police officer was today finally found guilty of the abduction and murder of a seven-year-old girl 55 years ago.Read more:
The conviction of Jack McCullough, 72, represents the longest cold case in history after a DNA breakthrough placed him at the scene of the abduction of Maria Ridulph in 1957.
Maria's mother died without seeing justice for her daughter's slaying - a case that caused so much of a national outcry that President Eisenhower and FBI director J Edgar Hoover demanded daily updates.
McCullough, 18 at the time, was initially considered a suspect when the young girl's decomposed remains were found a year after she disappeared. But he had been ruled out thanks to a fabricated alibi, and thought he had got away with the terrible crime for most of his life.