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And let me say on the two older boys unlike. I'm like their sister. Stop to the story. They told police this year. Out of yes. I think she did if jurors believed them. It blew apart the prosecution's excecutions timeline. That corey was murdered the night before they said the same thing that they had told Baird in two thousand six and detective Gibson in two thousand fourteen and the defense had its sights on detective Gibson they claimed in two thousand thirteen he was an overeager newly promoted detective primarily assigned to Work Crimes Times against seniors. This was his first murder case. He transferred from Canine Officer to elder service officer and around the same time. He went to a one week course on being lead detective in the homicide case and he embarked on this investigation allegation that that led to my indictment. Finally the defenses medical expert concluded there was only one plausible explanation for Corrie's death. She had a history of drinking and falling and that caused that abrasion and cut the bottom line. She was an alcoholic and believe MSC suffering from a liver disease someone who unfortunately died of natural causes. She's not a normal thirty eight year. Old woman she has a significant disease of a major organ that is associated associated with sudden death and with liver failure in the end Curtis decided not to take the stand. Ten women and two men would decide lovelace his fate. The deliberations went on for two full days. Then Christine got the call to come back to the courthouse. I knew in my heart. He was coming home. You're going to prevail. It's coming home. Yes but once she arrived bailiffs led her to a small law library. Christine came and and and explain to her for the first time. What was about to happen? That the judge would declare a mistrial. Kurt was sitting across WHO said I'm not going to be able to come home tonight and And I lost all my air. It was terrible. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked the vote. Six guilty six not curtis would face another trial. Since he couldn't make bail he'd remain in jail unless a deal a plea deal the they they had offered A A second degree a murder plea but I knew it was a decision not only that I had to make that we had to make as a family and I didn't know whether I can put them through another year of what we had already gone through. That's when one of Curtis's lawyers turn to Christine and he said that this can all end right now. If Kurt agrees to take this deal he said it would keep him from dying in prison but he'd have to admit his culpability responsibility in Corrie's death that's the condition right correct and that he wouldn't have have to spend probably any more than thirteen years in prison. The two said No. Thanks to the states offer and geared up for a second trial but that force them to face another Dr reality they were totally broke unable to afford another lawyer. What are we going to do? I mean at that point there. It didn't appear to be any option. This could be a moment for Christine to say I'm Outta here. I didn't sign on to be some. Tammy Wynette for this guy standing by her man. I'm gone yeah. And and and who could blame her if she would have done that but that's not not who she is. It looked though curtis would have to use a public defender but Christine wouldn't accept that option. She worked her connections and eventually ended up here in Chicago. She came into our office and told US her story. And I remember found it compelling and certainly worth exploring further. John `love' is not a criminal lawyer. Here he's a civil rights attorney by practice who also does pro Bono work with the exoneration project it's aim overturn wrongful convictions. Got Curtis hadn't been convicted at least not yet. Still `love' and co-counsel Tara Thompson decided to take the case. Their services would be free. The main concern concerned that I had in this case from the outset was really the lack of evidence. This didn't feel like a murder case from the beginning with a new defense team in place. Christine got working on her next goal making bail to get her husband out of jail. Friends eventually put up the cash. Almost almost two years after his arrest Curtis was released to his wife and saw. They greeted me at Hancock County jail and I. I came home to a dog that I had never met and and for the first time. Got To be so back in my house and and back in my home but it wouldn't be home sweet home for a long while Curtis and Mrs lovelace number three waited for the the next trial in the alleged murder of Mrs lovelace number one. The judge ruled Mrs Lovely Number. Two could testify against her former husband. And what a story appreciate coming up Erica out of disguise and on the stand recounting. What she says was a marriage from? I'm hell he ripped my shirt and then he let me go and he tried to grab me again. Done trying to fight him off when when dateline continues.