DeKALB – No delay is expected in the murder trial of William “Billy” Curl, which is scheduled to start Dec. 3, despite a minor hiccup Thursday.
Prosecutors said they received from the public defender’s office a psychological evaluation of Curl, but it did not contain the documentation on which the evaluation was based.
“We would have liked to receive it this morning, but we have to deal with the situation as it is,” said State’s Attorney Clay Campbell in an interview.
Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert set a deadline of Sept. 20 for prosecutors and the defense to receive copies of the necessary documentation, although Campbell said it is his understanding that they should receive the copies sooner than that.
Campbell said he did not expect the trial to be delayed.
It was originally scheduled for June, but Curl’s attorneys advised the psychological evaluation would not be complete by then.
Curl, 35, is charged with murder in the death of Northern Illinois University student Antinette “Toni” Keller in 2010.
He was indicted in January 2011 on five counts of first-degree murder, one count of concealing a homicidal death, one count of arson and one count of criminal sexual assault in relation to Keller’s death.