A federal judge in Springfield Tuesday denied a motion filed by special prosecutors in the Curtis Lovelace murder trial.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins denied the motion from Ed Parkinson and David Robinson, to quash their subpoenas in the civil rights lawsuit filed by Lovelace last spring.

The judge also denied an alternative request to require Lovelace’s attorneys to specify subject matter in any depositions.

Curtis Lovelace filed suit in May against the city of Quincy, the Adams County Coroner and State’s Attorney and several members of the Quincy Police Department.

Lovelace was accused of killing his first wife, Cory. He stood trial twice for murder, the first trial resulting in a hung jury. He was acquitted in the second trial.