Cameras to Be Allowed in Courtroom for Lovelace Retrial
A judge has approved the use of cameras in the court for the retrial of a former Illinois prosecutor charged with first-degree murder in his first wife's death.
Judge Bob Hardwick approved the order Tuesday in Curtis Lovelace's case. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Sangamon County, where it was moved from Adams County on a change of venue request. The Herald-Whig reports one video camera and two still cameras will be allowed in the Springfield courtroom.
The former Adams County assistant state's attorney is accused of suffocating 38-year-old Cory Lovelace. Lovelace says he discovered her dead in bed after he dropped their children off at school.
His first murder trial ended with a deadlocked jury.
Lovelace was released from jail after a judge lowered his bond. He's currently on home confinement.