DeKalb man expected to plead guilty in murder of NIU freshman
A man from DeKalb is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to a high-profile murder, two and a half years ago.
NIU freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller was raped, murdered and her body set on fire and dumped in DeKalb’s Prairie Park in October of 2010.
William Curl was to have faced trial April 11 for Keller’s murder.
By pleading guilty, Curl will accept a 37-year prison sentence with no hope of parole, and no time off for good behavior.