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Curtis Lovelace and his wife Christine arrive at the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield. Curtis Lovelace and his wife Christine arrive at the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield.

Jury selection expected to begin Tuesday in Lovelace trial

Court proceedings began Monday morning in Springfield ahead of the Curtis Lovelace murder trial.

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Judge approves cameras in courtroom for Lovelace trial

Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the Curtis Lovelace murder trial scheduled to begin next week, following a court order issued Tuesday.

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Prosecutor says Lovelace trial to begin as scheduled

The second Curtis Lovelace murder trial will begin as scheduled on Feb. 27, according to special prosecutor Ed Parkinson.

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'It's unfair': Late filings upset Lovelace prosecutor

Special Prosecutor Ed Parkinson. (File photo) Special Prosecutor Ed Parkinson. (File photo)

The lead prosecutor in the Curtis Lovelace murder trial said Thursday he was upset with defense attorneys for submitting thousands of pages of documents just days before the start of the Quincy man's retrial.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A forensic pathologist for the prosecution in the Curtis Lovelace retrial noted Thursday that Cory Lovelace had eight "fingernail marks" on her neck and that the position of her arms was "unnatural for a sleeping person."

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A Sangamon County jury will attempt to do what an Adams County jury could not do one year ago: Determine whether Curtis Lovelace was responsible for the death of his first wife 11 years ago. 

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Lovelace trial moved to Sangamon County

Curtis Lovelace walks into the Adams County Courthouse Friday morning. Curtis Lovelace walks into the Adams County Courthouse Friday morning.

A judge has moved Curtis Lovelace's second murder trial out of Adams County. 

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Lovelace attorneys claim evidence knowingly withheld by prosecution

Court documents filed Wednesday by the Curtis Lovelace defense team states the prosecution knowingly didn't include evidence required by the court. 

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Lovelace's laptop barred as evidence in upcoming trial

The judge in the Curtis Lovelace murder case entered an order Wednesday that will not allow a computer belonging to the former prosecutor as evidence.

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Judge says Lovelace's second wife can testify

A judge in the Curtis Lovelace murder case has ruled his second wife, Erika Gomez, will be allowed to testify in the upcoming second murder trial.

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Prosecution: Lovelace poisoned second wife, grabbed her by throat

The prosecution in Curtis Lovelace's murder case is asking that evidence allegedly showing he poisoned his second wife, Erika Gomez, be admitted.

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Lovelace defense asks court to deny 'new and improved' allegations

The defense team for accused murderer Curtis Lovelace filed documents Friday asking the court to deny "new and improved" allegations by his second wife.

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Lovelace defense asking court to bar testimony, evidence

The defense for accused murderer and former prosecutor Curtis Lovelace filed several motions Thursday asking the court to dismiss certain evidence and testimony. 

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Lovelace murder trial delayed to February

The second trial against former Adams County prosecutor Curt Lovelace was pushed back again, according to court records.

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Lovelace attorneys ask for trial delay, change of venue

The attorneys for a former Adams County prosecutor accused of killing his wife are asking the judge to move his second trial to January. Curtis Lovelace is currently scheduled for trial beginning Oct. 24.

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Judge grants bond reduction in Lovelace murder case

A motion for bond reduction was granted Monday afternoon for the former Adams County State's attorney accused of murdering his wife in 2006. Judge Bob Hardwick granted the motion for Curtis Lovelace during a hearing in Virginia, Illinois.

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Lovelace released from custody on bond

The former Adams County prosecutor accused of murdering his wife was released from custody Tuesday afternoon. Curtis Lovelace left the Hancock County Jail in Carthage, Illinois, shortly before 1 p.m.

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Judge denies bond reduction in Lovelace case

Curtis Lovelace appeared for a hearing Friday morning, where a judge denied a bond reduction, but ruled in his favor in his request for transcripts from the first trial. Lovelace's wife, Christine, was there with the two youngest boys, other family and friends.

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Crime Watch Daily to feature #LovelaceCase

Crime Watch Daily will feature the Curtis Lovelace murder trial this week. This Wednesday, the series focuses on the Lovelace trial and will show interviews with WGEM’s Jeremy Culver and Christine Lovelace, wife of Curtis Lovelace. Wednesday’s one-hour episode of Crime Watch Daily can be viewed at its regular time of 11:00 a.m. on WGEM FOX.

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Lovelace retrial pushed back to July, new attorneys enter picture

Curtis Lovelace being brought in to the Adams Courthouse on Friday. Curtis Lovelace being brought in to the Adams Courthouse on Friday.

A new trial date is set for Curtis Lovelace after he appeared in court for a scheduled hearing Friday morning. The trial is set to begin July 25 at 9 a.m. Judge Bob Hardwick says he expects the trial to last about two weeks.

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Lawyers will represent Lovelace pro bono, investigator says

Authorities lead Curtis Lovelace to a transport van before a court appearance Authorities lead Curtis Lovelace to a transport van before a court appearance

Money may be less of an issue as Curtis Lovelace prepares to defend himself again, accused of murdering his first wife. Investigator Bill Clutter, who's been working with Lovelace since around the time of his arrest, said Monday that a defense team from The Exoneration Project out of Chicago will defend Lovelace pro bono in his retrial scheduled for May 31st.

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Lovelace getting help from Investigating Innocence Lovelace getting help from Investigating Innocence

A nonprofit group from Springfield, Ill., called Investigating Innocence has taken on Curtis Lovelace's first-degree murder case.

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Prosecution opposes request for free trial transcripts by Lovelace

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The prosecution in the Curtis Lovelace murder case filed a motion in opposition of his request for free transcripts, according to court records. The motion was filed Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

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Accused murderer Curtis Lovelace has new counsel, wife says

A deputy leads Curtis Lovelace to a transport van. A deputy leads Curtis Lovelace to a transport van.

After a hung jury in his murder trial two weeks ago, Curtis Lovelace has new counsel, according to his wife. Christine Lovelace emailed Friday night writing, "we have chosen who the new counsel will be out of the candidate choices. We aren't releasing their name just yet, or where they're from. They are not local, but they are engaged and eager to move forward." Her husband, Curtis, faces a first-degree murder charge. 

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For Better or For Worse: Curt Behind Bars

He was once a prominent local prosecutor and Quincy School Board president, but for the last year and a half, Curtis Lovelace has spent his days in a jail cell after prosecutors say he murdered his first wife, Cory Lovelace. "It still hurts," Curt's current wife, Christine Lovelace, said. She married Curtis only eight months before police arrested him for murder. 

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For Better or For Worse

Imagine getting married, but less than a year later, your spouse is charged with murder. Christine Lovelace is living that story. Her husband may never come home, and while some believe he's guilty of a heinous crime, she's standing by him, for better or for worse. The memory of their wedding day brings joy to Christine Lovelace. "We have a love story," Christine said. "It's a beautiful love story." 

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For Better or For Worse: If Curt Didn't Do It, What Happened?

Eight years after his first wife, Cory, died, Quincy police arrested Curtis Lovelace for first-degree murder as he was leaving his Quincy law office. That was Aug. 27, 2014, and when a friend told his third and current wife, Christine, she was shocked. "I felt the tears coming down my face," Christine said.  A flood of emotions took over. Prosecutors accused Curt of suffocating Cory with a pillow on Valentine's Day, 2006. 

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Accused murderer Curtis Lovelace asks for trial transcripts Video included

A letter Curtis Lovelace recently sent to the Adams County Circuit Clerk. Lovelace is requesting transcripts from his recent murder trial. A letter Curtis Lovelace recently sent to the Adams County Circuit Clerk. Lovelace is requesting transcripts from his recent murder trial.

There was a new development Thursday night in the Curtis Lovelace murder case. The former prosecutor who's accused of murdering his first wife Cory Lovelace a decade ago wrote a letter to the Adams County Circuit Clerk that was filed Thursday. The letter requests copies of the transcripts from Lovelace's trial from January 25 to February 5, which ended in a hung jury almost two weeks ago.

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For Better or For Worse: The Second Trial

Christine Lovelace sits down with Gene Kennedy. Christine Lovelace sits down with Gene Kennedy.

After a hung jury in the Curtis Lovelace murder trial, the families involved will have to endure another trial. With a new trial date set for May 31, Lovelace's wife, Christine, is left searching for a new defense team.

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For Better or For Worse: The Mistrial

Christine Lovelace sits down and talks with Gene Kennedy. Christine Lovelace sits down and talks with Gene Kennedy.

In Christine Lovelace's first television interview since her husband's murder trial ended with a hung jury earlier this month, she insists Curtis Lovelace did not murder his first wife. She's standing by him for better or for worse. "My children and I are devastated at the fact that there was a hung jury," Christine said. "We were prepared for something quite different than that." 

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Lovelace trial jurors split over whether fair retrial is possible in Adams County

Jurors Katie Venvertloh, Adam Buss and Theresa Tarr sit down to talk with WGEM News. Jurors Katie Venvertloh, Adam Buss and Theresa Tarr sit down to talk with WGEM News.

It's been just more than a week since the Curtis Lovelace murder trial ended in a hung jury. In an exclusive interview, four jurors opened up about the breakdown behind closed doors, the moment they realized the families would have to go through another trial and their concerns about whether Curtis Lovelace can get a fair retrial. 

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Lovelace back in the Hancock County jail

Curtis Lovelace is back in the Hancock County jail, just a few days after a mistrial in his murder case. Lovelace is accused of suffocating his wife Cory on Valentine's Day 2006.

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SLIDESHOW: #LovelaceCase

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Former Adams County assistant state's attorney accused of murder asks for change of venue

Former Adams County Assistant State's Attorney Curtis Lovelace appeared in court Wednesday to ask for his trial location to be moved. More>>

Pre-trial hearing postponed for former assistant state's attorney accused of murdering wife

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The former Adams County assistant state's attorney accused of murdering his wife was scheduled to be in court Monday, but it was postponed. More>>

Former assistant state's attorney accused of murdering wife hires two lawyers

A former Adams County prosecutor accused of murdering his wife in 2006 has hired two lawyers out of Springfield, Illinois. More>>

Prosecutors say former school board member and assistant state's attorney suffocated his wife

Prosecutors revealed new details Thursday in the first appearance of a Quincy attorney accused of murdering his wife in 2006. More>>

Coroner exhumes body after questions raised in Lovelace murder case

Adams County Coroner Jim Keller said the body of a Quincy woman was exhumed this week in light of questions raised in the death of Cory Lovelace. More>>

WEB EXTRA: Coroner's inquest shows Cory Lovelace had trauma to the mouth and died suddenly

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Special prosecutor Ed Parkinson released documents surrounding the 2006 death of Cory Lovelace. They point to early suspicion of law enforcement officials. More>>

Former school board member and assistant state's attorney accused of murdering wife in 2006

The Quincy Police Department says a Quincy man was indicted Wednesday morning by an Adams County Grand Jury, accusing him of murdering his wife in 2006. More>>

Day one wraps up in murder trial for former Adams County assistant state's attorney

Day one of the Curtis Lovelace murder trial wrapped up in Adams County Circuit Court Monday afternoon, almost 10 years after prosecutors say he killed his wife in their Quincy home. The jury selection process started around 9 a.m.. With a pool of 100 potential jurors, court officials expect the process to last through Tuesday. 72 potential jurors showed up for questioning.

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For Better or For Worse: An Exclusive Interview with Christine Lovelace

For the first time since Curtis Lovelace was arrested for the murder of his first wife, since the trial, the hung jury, the news that they would have to go through it all again, his wife, Christine, does an exclusive, sit-down interview with WGEM's Gene Kennedy. Christine Lovelace tells her story, how they've survived it all, what she wants the people of Quincy to know and what she thinks happened.  

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Lovelace family holds support rally before hearing

The Lovelace family held a support rally at their house Saturday morning. Curtis Lovelace's retrial is scheduled for July 25. The Lovelace family held a support rally at their house Saturday morning. Curtis Lovelace's retrial is scheduled for July 25.

The family of a Quincy man accused of murder is looking to gather support. The Lovelace family held a rally in their front yard Saturday morning. They handed out wristbands with phrases in support of Curtis Lovelace, who is accused of murdering his first wife back in 2006. His family says it was a good way to open up to the public about the case.

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