Plea deal in DeKalb murder case criticized by victim's family
A DeKalb man was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison for murdering a college freshman in a plea deal that was criticized by the victim's family and a former prosecutor, but defended by the state's attorney as the right decision to protect the public.
William Curl, 36, agreed to plead guilty to the first-degree murder of Antinette "Toni" Keller, 18, a Northern Illinois University student from Plainfield whose burned remains were found in a DeKalb park in October 2010 after the art student told friends she was going there to do some sketching.
Although he pleaded guilty, Curl... read more
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