Convicted murderer accuses prosecutors of threatening his son

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A convicted murderer wants a judge to throw out his prison sentence because he claims prosecutors threatened his son.

After accepting a plea deal, William Curl was given 37 years in prison for the 2010 murder of Northern Illinois University student Antinette “Toni” Keller.

The Daily Chronicle newspaper in Dekalb reports Curl filed a motion claiming he did not understand the plea agreement.

He also accused prosecutors of threatening to go after his 13-year old son if he failed to accept the plea.

Prosecutors say they never considered filing charges against Curl’s son.

A judge will consider the motion at a hearing next week.

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