CHICAGO (AP) — Cameras will be in the courtroom for the retrial of a former Illinois prosecutor charged with first-degree murder in the death of his first wife.
The retrial of former Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Curtis Lovelace is scheduled to begin Monday in Sangamon County. Lovelace was arrested in 2014 on charges that he suffocated 38-year-old Cory Lovelace in their Quincy home in 2006.
Lovelace says he discovered her dead in bed after he dropped their children off at school. His first trial ended with a deadlocked jury last year.
The trial was moved from Adams County in western Illinois to Sangamon County on a change of venue request and last week a judge said he would allow one video camera and two still cameras in the courtroom.
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(CHICAGO) Opening statements are slated for the biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history, offering a rare inside look at the kind of gangland activity that’s helped fuel city gun violence.
Wednesday is the attorneys’ first chance to address jurors about the charges in Chicago federal court.
Six purported leaders of the Hobos gang face racketeering charges. Prosecutors say they murdered, maimed and tortured their way into controlling lucrative drug markets on Chicago’s South Side.
One defendant is alleged gang hit man Paris Poe. Prosecutors say he killed a government witness in 2013, shooting the man at close range while his horrified step-kids screamed in the back seat of a car.
All the defendants have pleaded not guilty. If convicted, they each face maximum life prison terms.
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