Suspect in Ill. slaying to appear in Seattle court

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington state man charged with the 1957 slaying of an Illinois girl is scheduled to make his first appearance in court in Seattle on Monday.

The 71-year-old Jack Daniel McCullough was charged in the kidnapping and death 54 years ago of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph of Sycamore, Ill.

He is being held in Seattle on $3 million bond. A hearing scheduled Saturday was reset for Monday after McCullough was taken to a hospital. Details of why he went to the hospital are not clear.