New Date Set for Curtis Lovelace Retrial
A new date has been set for the retrial of Curtis Lovelace.
At a status hearing Friday in Adams County Circuit Court, Judge Bob Hardwick set July 25th as the new date for the retrial of Lovelace, accused of killing his wife, Cory, ten years ago in their Quincy home.
In the hearing Friday, James Elmore and Jeff Page officially withdrew as Lovelace’s defense counsel.
Attorneys from the Chicago organization known as The Exoneration Project will defend Lovelace in the retrial pro bono.
The new defense team will be led by former Adams County Public Defender Ed Downey, along with Jon Loevy and Tara Thompson.
The defense has also filed motions for bond reduction for Lovelace and for him to have access to transcripts of the first trial at no cost. They also indicated they would seek a change of venue in the case.
Lovelace’s first trial ended in a hung jury in early February.