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Mon March 26, 2012
Trial of man accused of murdering NIU student Antinette Keller delayed
The start of the trial of the DeKalb man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student Antinette "Toni" Keller in 2010 has been postponed for a month.
William "Billy" Curl is charged with first degree murder, sexual assault, arson, and concealing a homicide. His trial in DeKalb County court was to being May 7th, but Judge Robbin Stuckert moved the trial date to June 11th at the request of Curl's lawyer. The public defender requested the delay because of an extremely heavy workload which she says would prevent her from adequately preparing for the case.
Keller disappeared after telling friends she was going for a walk in October 2010: her burned body and some belongings were found in a wooded area of a DeKalb park.