SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- A DeKalb County judge has ruled she has no authority to extend the deadline for a northern Illinois man who wanted to appeal his 37-year sentence in the death of a Northern Illinois University student.
The Daily-Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/18po93o) Judge Robbin Stuckert ruled Monday in the case of 36-year-old William Curl. Curl is accused of killing Antinette "Toni" Keller in 2010. Her burned body was found in a park two days after she disappeared.
Curl entered the plea agreement on April 3. He had 30 days to request it be undone. However he didn't file until 108 days later. Curl has said he didn't have the resources to file on time.
Curl still can file a post-conviction petition to argue the process surrounding his plea agreement violated his constitutional rights.
Information from: The Daily Chronicle, http://www.daily-chronicle.com