Tessiers grateful to law enforcement who put case together

By Kelly Bauer

Following a post-verdict press conference, members of the Tessier family leave the Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St. in Sycamore. The family members were talking and joking; Janet Tessier, in black at right, had expressed joy and gratefulness toward those who put the case together following her tip to the State Police.

Several members of the family testified in the case; Janet Tessier testified that her mother, Eileen, told her in 1994 that McCullough was responsible for the death of Maria Ridulph, 7. During the press conference, Janet Tessier and Bob Tessier expressed happiness that McCullough had been convicted.