Former Illinois prosecutor takes witness stand, denies he killed wife

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Curtis Lovelace (File photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A former Illinois prosecutor charged in the 2006 death of his first wife is denying he killed the woman.

Former Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Curtis Lovelace took the witness stand Thursday in his retrial on murder charges. Under questioning by his lawyer he denied he killed Cory Lovelace.

Curtis Lovelace’s first trial ended with a deadlocked jury. On Thursday he discussed his relationship with his wife. He said their marriage wasn’t a perfect one. He noted alcohol was a part of their lives, adding she also suffered with bulimia.

Lovelace’s defense team claim Cory Lovelace died of natural causes tied to liver disease

Lovelace said his wife was alive the morning he took his children to school. He said when he got back and looked into their bedroom, he saw his wife on the bed and saw something “wasn’t right.”

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.