Friends, supporters invited to an evening of reflection to mark the second anniversary of the Plainfield teen's murder.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Public Defender Regina Harris says William Cur's psychiatric evaluations won't be complete in time for the trial to start on June 11.
William Curl's defense attorney is asking that his trial on charges that he killed Plainfield resident Antinette "Toni" Keller be pushed back because his psychiatric evaluations won't be complete by June 11. Public Defender Regina Harris announced her intention during a status hearing on the case on Thursday, according to a story in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle. Curl, 35, is accused of sexually assaulting, killing and then setting Keller's remains on fire in October 2010. Keller, 18, was attending school at Northern Illinois University. To read the entire Daily Chronicle story, click here.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A pretrial hearing next week will determine if jurors will learn that Curl fled after being questioned by police and had been previously accused of sexual abuse.
Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors that William Curl fled Illinois after being questioned by police about the murder of Plainfield resident Antinette "Toni" Keller, according to pre-trial motions filed this week. It's one of four prosection motions that will be heard on May 3 and 4, a little more than six weeks before Curl's June 11 murder trial begins, according to a story published by the DeKalb Daily Chronicle. Prosecutors also want to be able to bring up Curl's previous sexual abuse complaint and to block some information about Keller, the story said. The defense has until Friday to file its pretrial motions, which will also be heard on May 3 and 4, the story said. Curl is accused of murdering Keller, a freshman at Northern …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
William Curl is awaiting trial for the October 2010 death of Antinette “Toni” Keller.
The trial of the man accused of murdering Antinette “Toni” Keller of Plainfield in October 2010 has been delayed until June 11, the DeKalb Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday. The trial for William Curl, 35, of DeKalb, was originally scheduled to begin May 7. On Monday, DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert granted a motion by public defender Regina Harris to delay the proceedings to allow more time to prepare Curl’s defense. Curl entered a plea of not guilty on five counts of first-degree murder and one count each of arson, criminal sexual assault and concealing a homicidal death. At the time of her death, Keller was an 18-year-old student at Northern Illinois University. She disappeared while taking an afternoon walk in a park near…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
William Curl, 35, faces charges of first-degree murder, criminal sexual assault, arson and concealing a homicidal death in the death of the 18-year-old Plainfield resident.
A May 7 trial has been set for William Curl, the man accused of killing Plainfield college student Antinette Keller in DeKalb in October 2010, the DeKalb Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday. The read the complete story, click here.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Oct. 14, 2010, was the last day anyone saw the Plainfield student who was studying at NIU; today, her alleged killer awaits trial.
A year ago today, Antinette "Toni" Keller told her friends at Northern Illinois University that she was going for a walk at a nearby DeKalb park. It was the last time anyone saw the Plainfield 18-year-old alive. On the anniversary of her disappearance, WTVO-TV in Rockford posted this account and video: "One Huskie goes missing, we all join together to find them," said NIU president John Peters as he addressed the student body during the fall of 2010. For days the NIU community walked in a cloud of fear. "I tend to stay away from wooded areas because personally, I'm kinda freaked out by them," said NIU student Andrea Azzo. NIU student Antinette 'Toni' Keller left her dorm October 14, 2010 and vanished. Her remains found days later in the …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Student used professional camera to film the supercell that would spawn the deadly tornado that struck the village on Aug. 28, 1990.
Anyone who lived through the Aug. 28, 1990, tornado, which devastated Plainfield and killed 29 people, knows the "supercell" that spawned it began its formation in DeKalb. Earlier this month, video of that cell coming together -- described as "never-before-seen footage" -- was posted on YouTube along with an account on the storm-chaser Web site, www.stormtrack.org. It's a small taste and a scary reminder of what Plainfield experienced 21 years ago. Member Gilbert Sebenste posted this account of how the video was shot and how he learned of its existence. On a very hot and extremely humid late August day in 1990, a thunderstorm rapidly became a supercell and produced at least two known tornadoes. One was near an Illinois State Police outpost…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The request was made by William Curl's defense attorney because some of the evidence will be destroyed in the testing process.
DNA experts will observe Illinois Crime Lab tests conducted on evidence linked to the murder of Antinette "Toni" Keller, the 18-year-old Plainfield girl killed in DeKalb last October. Dr. Karl Reich and Dr. Pravatchai Boonlayangoor with Independent Forensics of Illinois were selected by public defender Regina Harris, who's representing defendant 34-year-old William Curl in the murder case. The development was revealed at a DeKalb County Circuit Court hearing Tuesday, a story in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle said. Harris wants her own experts, she said, because some of the evidence is so small that is likely to be destroyed in testing. The two doctors will observe consumption, testing and analysis of all DNA samples, court documents said. …