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William Curl

Curl defense receives apartment surveillance video, awaits DNA test on landfill shoes

By Kyla Gardner | June 21, 2011

Video surveillance tapes from the high-rise residence of William Curl, 34, the DeKalb man charged with the murder of Antinette "Toni" Keller, were turned over to his defense attorney during a status update today. Curl lived at Golden Years Plaza, a high-rise...

William Curl

Keller remains requested to be given to family for memorial

March 23, 2011

Remains of NIU student Antinette "Toni" Keller will not be released to her family for a memorial service until a forensic anthropologist hired by the defense can review them. The matter was discussed Wednesday at the DeKalb County Courthouse during a...

William Curl, 34, of DeKalb, has been charged with the murder of NIU freshman Antinette Toni Keller.

Curl psychologically fit to stand trial, will be arraigned on Tuesday

By Kyla Gardner | February 17, 2011

William Curl has been deemed psychologically fit to stand trial. The decision was announced by Regina Harris, Curl's public defender, at a court status update Thursday morning. Curl, 34, is the man charged with the murder of Antinette "Toni" Keller. Curl...

Prairie Park remains identified as Keller; Curl’s next court date Feb. 17

By Kyla Gardner | January 17, 2011

Forensic analysts have identified the human remains found in Prairie Park on Oct. 16 as those of NIU student Antinette "Toni" Keller. Forensic analysts were able to match DNA from a piece of femur bone to DNA swabs taken from Keller's mother and father,...

Donations welcome to help Keller scholarship blossom

By Alex Fiore | November 18, 2010

Sunflower heads are made up of nearly 2,000 separate flowers. These flowers are not particularly impressive individually, but become something beautiful when put together. This can be seen as an apt analogy for the NIU community, who has come together...

DeKalb County States Attorney John Farrell informs the public of the charges against William Billy Curl on Friday night at the press release.


By Lauren Stott | October 29, 2010

A 34-year-old DeKalb man has been arrested and charged with the murder of NIU student Antinette "Toni" Keller. William Curl, of the 500 block of Taylor Street in DeKalb, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, criminal sexual assault...

The NIU Huskie Bus line extended its hours in order to help students travel safely at night.

Safety tips for students

By Allyson Martin and Melissa Mastrogiovanni | October 27, 2010

With increased security measures since the Antinette Keller investigation was reclassified as a homicide investigation, students are encouraged to utilize various NIU transportation services and use personal safety tips when traveling on and off campus....