Lovelace murder trial delayed for 5th time

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The trial for a former Adams County prosecutor accused of killing his wife has been delayed for the fifth time.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (http://bit.ly/1MmdEHU ) that Judge Bob Hardwick on Monday ruled that Curtis Lovelace’s trial will start Nov. 30. Lovelace’s attorneys had requested the delay, saying they’re not finished with pre-trial work and there are scheduling issues. Special prosecutor Ed Parkinson opposed the motion and said he’s ready for trial.

The trial previously was to begin Sept. 21.

Lovelace was charged with first-degree murder in August 2014 for the suffocation death of his wife, 38-year-old Cory Lovelace, eight years earlier.

The former Quincy school board member and University of Illinois football standout has pleaded not guilty and remains in jail in lieu of $5 million bond.