Curtis Lovelace is the former Illinois prosecutor who is accused of murdering his first wife, Cory Lovelace, mother of his four children. Curtis says he found his 38-year-old wife Cory dead in their bed on the morning of February 14, 2006. In 2013, when a new detective reopened the case, he discovered evidence that Cory had been suffocated. Curtis Lovelace’s first trial resulted in a hung jury. His second trial is set for May 31, 2016.
Since Cory’s death, Curtis Lovelace has married twice. His second marriage ended in divorce in 2013, the same year he married his third and current wife, Christine Lovelace. They were newlyweds – married just eight months – when Curtis was arrested for the murder of Cory. Christine adopted Cory’s three youngest children; two of them (ages 14 and 17) currently live with her. During an interview with Herald-Whig, Christine Lovelace recalled the day she learned of her husband’s arrest in 2014. She was working at a new pie shop in town. “My husband, on his lunch hour every day, would come and have lunch with me and help me with anything that needed to be cleaned up from the morning, and then he would go back to his office and I would finish my day,” she said. When she was told by a friend about Lovelace’s arrest, she said, “My first thought was to get my children.” 48 Hours will air its investigative report on February 20 at 10pm on CBS.