Curtis Lovelace is the former Illinois prosecutor who is charged with murdering his first wife, Cory Lovelace. On Valentine’s Day 2006, Curtis says he dropped three of their four children off at school and then when he returned home, he found Cory dead in their bed. The autopsy ruled the cause of her death as “undetermined.” In 2013, a new detective reopened the case. He believes Curtis Lovelace suffocated his wife to death with a pillow. Lovelace’s first trial resulted in a hung jury. Lovelace’s second trial is set for May 31, 2016.
After the death of Cory, Curtis Lovelace married twice. His second marriage ended in divorce in 2013. Curtis’ third wife, Christine Lovelace, is currently taking care of Cory’s two youngest children, now 14 and 17, who she has adopted. Curtis and Christine married eight months prior to Curtis’ arrest. 48 Hours will air its investigative report on February 20 at 10pm on CBS.