Dr Shaku Teas, a forensic pathologist, testified that Cory Lovelace died in 2006 of natural causes caused by the fatty liver as a result of persistent drinking, not suffocation as prosecutors tried to prove in the Curtis Lovelace murder trial.
Teas also disputed that there were any traces of a struggle on Cory Lovelace’s body, disputing prosecution witness Dr Werner Spitz’s testimony last week that fingernail marks on Cory Lovelace’s neck were caused by her husband. They were most likely moles, according to Teas.
There were several speculations concerning her death. Her husband Curtis Lovelace was a named suspect in her death.
According to People, Curtis, a former Illinois prosecutor, was found not guilty after a retrial in connection with his first wife’s alleged suffocation murder.
Curtis Lovelace, a former hometown football star and assistant state’s attorney in Quincy, Illinois, was arrested in August 2014, nearly eight years after his wife Cory was discovered dead in their bedroom on Valentine’s Day morning.