It took a Sangamon County jury only about two hours Friday afternoon to find Curtis Lovelace not guilty of first degree murder.

After two weeks of testimony, attorneys for both sides summed up their cases Friday morning.

The jurors got their final instructions from Judge Bob Hardwick about 1:45 p.m. and by four o’clock, they were back in court with the not guilty verdict.

Curtis Lovelace had been accused of killing his first wife, Cory Lovelace, in 2006. The murder had remained a cold case until 2015, when Curtis Lovelace was arrested for the murder.

He was tried in Quincy last year, with the jury not able to reach a verdict.

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