Judge Delays Sentencing for Orland Park Man Convicted in Wife's Murder

Allan Kustok faces 45 years to life in the death of his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok

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    After less than two hours of deliberations, a jury of six men and six women on Tuesday found Allan Kustok guilty of fatally shooting his wife in 2010. Christian Farr reports. (Published Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014)

    A Cook County judge on Friday will hear a motion for a new trial for an Orland Park man convicted four months ago in the 2010 shooting death of his wife.

    Allan Kustok faces 45 years to life in the death of his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok. A jury of six men and six women convicted the 63-year-old in March of shooting his wife in the face with a .357-caliber revolver while she slept in their bed.

    Defense Grills Blood Spatter Expert in Kustok Trial

    [CHI] Defense Grills Blood Spatter Expert in Kustok Trial
    Defense lawyer Laura Morask grilled expert prosecution witness Rod Englert in cross-examination Wednesday. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014)

    Defense attorney Rich Beuke challenged the physical evidence presented by Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Jim Papa and called the prosecution's case a "crazed conspiracy." He said investigators mishandled evidence, allowing blood to be transferred onto Kustok's glasses and shirt.

    Prosecutors maintained that Kustok wanted out of his marriage and had a series of extramarital affairs in the days and weeks before his wife's death.

    Sarah Kustok Testifies Parents Had "Most Loving Relationship"

    [CHI] Sarah Kustok Testifies Parents Had "Most Loving Relationship"
    Sarah Kustok said she never noticed any problems between her parents and didn't notice any change in her mother's demeanor right before her death. Christian Farr reports. (Published Monday, Mar 10, 2014)

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