Former Quincy School Board member accused of murder

Cutis Lovelace, "Law Day"


Curtis Lovelace appeared in Adams County court Thursday. Click here for the latest in this developing story.


A Quincy man now faces first degree murder charges in the death of his wife.

According to the Quincy Police Department, an Adams County Grand Jury issued an indictment Wednesday for 45-year-old Curtis T. Lovelace for the charge of first degree murder.

"I can't go into detail what the information is but we learned some new information that caused us to take a look into this case," Quincy Police Chief Rob Copely said.

Police say Lovelace was taken into custody without incident at approximately 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on Vermont between 6th and 7th Streets.

The first degree murder charge stems from the 2006 death of his then wife, 38-year-old Cory D. Lovelace. Cory Lovelace was found dead in their home on February 14, 2006.

"We were able to have the original autopsy reviewed by other pathologists and they have come back with the finding of homicide as the cause of death," Copely said.

Police say the investigation into the death of Cory Lovelace was reopened in December 2013 and after months of investigation, the case was presented to the Grand Jury Wednesday morning resulting in the indictment. The State Appellate Prosecutorâ??s Service was appointed as special prosecutor in the case.

Lovelace's bond was set at $5,000,000.

In addition to serving as a former Quincy School Board member, Lovelace is a former Adams County Assistant State's Attorney and was a part-time adjunct professor at Quincy University in 2007.