Evidence exchange in Curl case continues

William Curl

William Curl

By Kyla Gardner

DeKALB | The state of Illinois turned over nearly 4,000 pages of evidence Tuesday to the defense attorney of William P. Curl, the DeKalb man charged with the murder of Antinette “Toni” Keller.

Clay Campbell, DeKalb county state’s attorney, gave evidence to Curl’s public defender Regina Harris in a status update for Curl at DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St. in Sycamore.

Curl appeared in court before Judge Robbin Stuckert via closed-circuit TV from DeKalb County Jail.

Campbell turned over the 4,000 pages, contained on discs, which included grand jury transcripts, investigation reports and notes, police reports, Keller’s death certificate and toxicology, forensic, anthropology and DNA reports. Also included in the evidence were DVD’s of statements from witnesses and Curl himself.

Curl’s next status update is set for June 21 to give Harris time to review the materials.

Campbell said he expects to give more evidence materials to Harris on June 21.

“So far we have disclosed nowhere near the extent of [materials] we will disclose,” Campbell said.

After court, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller confirmed that some remains of Keller’s had been given to her family shortly after Curl’s last status update on April 3.

Keller was last seen Oct. 14 after telling friends she was headed to Prairie Park. Burned human remains were found near the park on Oct. 16. During a status update for Curl on Jan. 6., Campbell said the remains had been identified as Keller’s.

Curl is charged with five counts of murder, one count of concealment of a homicide, one count of arson and one count of criminal sexual assault. He is also charged with obstruction of justice and possession of a converted motor vehicle. He is being held on a $5 million bond.