- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A western Illinois judge has denied a request to move a former Adams County prosecutor’s murder trial from the county where he worked.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (https://bit.ly/1OhJPG2 ) Judge Bob Hardwick in a Thursday ruling announced that attorneys for Curtis Lovelace didn’t prove that he couldn’t get a fair trial in Quincy because of media publicity.

Lovelace’s trial is scheduled for Sept. 21 in Adams County Court.

Lovelace was charged with first-degree murder in August 2014 for the suffocation death of his wife, 38-year-old Cory Lovelace, eight years earlier.

The former Quincy school board member and University of Illinois football standout has pleaded not guilty and remains in jail in lieu of $5 million bond.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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