Attorneys for Curtis Lovelace and his family are asking a federal judge to not dismiss any of the counts of their civil rights lawsuit brought on after he was acquitted of murder charges in connection with the death of his first wife.
Attorneys representing the city of Quincy and personnel of the Quincy Police Department in the civil rights lawsuit brought on by Curtis Lovelace and his family are seeking to have 10 of the 11 counts dismissed.
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
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.
Attorneys representing Curtis Lovelace filed a motion for declaration of indigency and waiver of fees associated with appeal last Friday.
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
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.
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.