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Public Defender Resigns in Keller Murder Trial

Attorney Regina Harris said her departure is not expected to cause further delays in the trial of William Curl, accused of killing Plainfield teen Antinette “Toni” Keller.

Public Defender Resigns in Keller Murder Trial

The public defender assigned to represent accused killer William Curl announced her resignation on Friday, but said her decision is unlikely to cause further delays in the case, according to DeKalb’s Daily Chronicle.

The trial has already been . Curl is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Antinette “Toni” Keller, an 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman.

Keller, a Plainfield resident, was reported missing in October 2010 after telling friends she was going for a walk in a DeKalb park to take photos for an art class assignment. Her remains were found in the park two days later.

The trial was originally set to begin May 7. In May, DeKalb County Judge Robbin Stuckert agreed to allow more time for psychiatric evaluations of Curl to be completed.

The trial is now scheduled to start Dec. 3.

To read the entire Daily Chronicle article, click here.

New Facebook page for supporters

A new Facebok page has been launched in support of Keller’s family.

Summoning of Yellow is named for mom Diane Keller’s request that supporters wear yellow, Toni’s favorite color, in memory of the budding young artist. Supporters have rallied around the family, with plans to show up clad in yellow at each of Curl’s court hearings in the months leading up to the trial.

Organizer Thelma Holderness said the site is intended to be a place for people to share support with the Keller family and Toni’s loved ones.

The Missing Antinette Keller Facebook page will remain active, Holderness said, but will focus on discussing the court case and other legal topics. 

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