Lovelace back in court over bond, laptop computer
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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.

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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.

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Lovelace Trial: List of witnesses

Twenty-four people testified for the prosecution and eight people testified for the defense, including the defendant, Curtis Lovelace.

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SLIDESHOW: Two weeks of images from Lovelace trial

Cameras were allowed in the courtroom for the Curtis Lovelace murder trial, which took place Tuesday, Feb. 28, to Friday, March 10, in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield. Herald-Whig photographers and reporters were in the courtroom and this is a collection of 75 of their photos taken throughout the trial.

#LovelaceCase live blog: March 10, 2017
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#LovelaceCase live blog: March 10, 2017

The jury has reached a verdict in the Curtis Lovelace first-degree murder trial: not guilty. Screams from Lovelace supporters could be heard after the verdict was read, and Curtis appeared to be getting emotional. Special prosecutor Ed Parkinson said he was disappointed, but respected the jury's decision. A recap of the day and the latest reaction here.

Curtis Lovelace takes stand, shares story of day wife died
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Curtis Lovelace takes stand, shares story of day wife died

Curtis Lovelace shared his story Thursday afternoon when he took the stand to defend himself during his first-degree murder trial in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield. The courtroom was hushed as he told his version of the events of Feb. 14, 2006, for the first time in public.