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