Lovelace Case

Responses to Lovelace lawsuit filed by Quincy, Adams County

Initial responses have been filed by attorneys representing the city of Quincy and Adams County in the federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Curtis Lovelace after he was found not guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the death of his first wif

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Lovelace retrial costs top $35K
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Lovelace retrial costs top $35K

The retrial of Curtis Lovelace on one count of first-degree murder cost the Quincy Police Department and the Adams County circuit clerk's office a combined $35,793. The Herald-Whig compiled invoices it received through Freedom of Information Act requests made to the Quincy Police Department, Adams County state's attorney's office, Adams County circuit clerk's office and Illinois state's attorney appellate prosecutor's office.

Lovelace seeks to be declared indigent, requests waiver of fees
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Lovelace seeks to be declared indigent, requests waiver of fees

Attorneys representing Curtis Lovelace filed a motion for declaration of indigency and waiver of fees associated with appeal last Friday.

Lovelace files lawsuit after acquittal
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Lovelace files lawsuit after acquittal

Two months after being found not guilty in connection with the death of his first wife, Curtis Lovelace has filed a federal lawsuit seeking damages. Read the 30-page lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

Lovelace back in court over bond, laptop computer
Lovelace Case

Lovelace back in court over bond, laptop computer

Just over a month after he was acquitted in the 2006 death of his first wife, Curtis Lovelace was back in court in order to release the $350,000 posted on his behalf to free him from jail.

Defense believes Lovelace taking stand had greatest benefit
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Defense believes Lovelace taking stand had greatest benefit

Jon Loevy said he knew Curtis Lovelace was innocent after meeting the former Adams County assistant state's attorney for the first time a year ago in the Hancock County Jail. “After spending an hour with him I said, 'This guy is being falsely accused,' ” Loevy said. A jury needed a little more than two hours to find Lovelace not guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the death of his first wife, Cory. WITH SLIDESHOW

Testimony highlights of 32 witnesses in Lovelace trial
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Testimony highlights of 32 witnesses in Lovelace trial

Twenty-four people testified for the prosecution and eight people testified for the defense in the Curtis Lovelace trial. Here are highlights from each person's testimony.

Lovelace relieved, thanks supporters following acquittal
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Lovelace relieved, thanks supporters following acquittal

Outside the Sangamon County Courthouse late Friday afternoon, Curtis Lovelace stood next to his wife Christine Lovelace and his three sons and his defense team, while supporters took pictures.

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Length of jury deliberations in other local trials

A look at the length of jury deliberations in other local trials.

Police chief feels the Lovelace trial was 'a tough case to win'
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Police chief feels the Lovelace trial was 'a tough case to win'

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley says he knew the Curtis Lovelace murder trial was going to be "a tough case to win" for the prosecution. Copley said he feels the QPD's detectives did a good job with the two police investigations associated with the case.