Openings to begin in ex-Illinois prosecutor’s murder trial

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys will make opening statements Wednesday in the trial of a former Illinois prosecutor accused of killing his wife on Valentine’s Day in 2006.

Curtis Lovelace is a former Adams County prosecutor and University of Illinois football player. He has pleaded not guilty in the

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death of Cory Lovelace.

An initial autopsy on the 38-year-old’s body was inconclusive, but subsequent tests of the cremated remains and photographic evidence determined the mother of four died from suffocation.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that Adams County State’s Attorney Jon Barnard is among those scheduled to testify Wednesday.

Barnard was the first person Lovelace called after he found his wife dead in the couple’s bed. Lovelace had Barnard call emergency responders on his behalf.

It is not clear whether Lovelace will testify.