Court rules on fees after Lovelace found not guilty
CASS COUNTY, IL —
A ruling has been made in the bond return hearing for a man found not guilty of murdering his first wife back in 2006.
Lawyers representing Curtis Lovelace appeared in court Wednesday to appeal for a full return of bond that was posted for him on June 7, 2016.
According to court documents, Judge Bob Hardwick ruled Wednesday in a Cass County, Illinois courtroom that a 10 percent bond fee would be retained out of the paid $350,000 bond.
A $5,433.75 monitoring fee that has been paid will also not be returned.
Beckett and Webber Attorneys from Urbana, Illinois will receive $265,342.50 of the $300,000 they paid into the bond payment.
Rich Herr will receive $44,223.75 of the $50,000 he paid into the bond payment.
Judge Hardwick also ruled that an HP laptop computer that Erika Gomez gave to detective Adam Gibson in March of 2014 will continue to be held by the state.
Hardwick ruled the State will hold onto the computer as evidence and will not be return to either Gomez or Lovelace until there is a ruling in their dissolution case as to who should receive the laptop.
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