A group whose mission is to prevent and undo wrongful convictions has agreed to defend Curtis Lovelace in his second murder trial.

It was revealed that the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project would represent Lovelace for free.

Curtis Lovelace is accused to killing his first wife, Cory, in their Quincy home on Valentine’s Day, 2006. The first trial ended in a hung jury last month.

Lovelace’s previous defense team announced after the trial they would not be a part of the retrial.

Since then, a Springfield, Illinois based group called Investigating Innocence announced they would work on securing a new defense team for Lovelace.