Kustok to Be Transferred Out of Cook County: Source

Allan Kustok, accused of killing his wife, has "inside knowledge" of the Cook County Jail.

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    Allan Kustok

    The Orland Park man accused of killing his wife with a gun he bought her for their anniversary will be transferred out of Cook County custody, possibly as early as Saturday, a source tells NBC Chicago.

    Allan Kustok entered the Cook County Jail Friday afternoon after a bond hearing in Bridgeview and immediately requested he be placed in protective custody.

    Cook County officials said they would accomodate that request and took him to Cermak Hospital following the mental and physical evaluations that are a part of the intake process.

    But a source close to the investigation tells NBC Chicago that Kustok will be transferred to a nearby facility in another county because he has "inside knowledge" of the inner-workings of the Cook County Jail.

    "He knows the facility pretty well," the source said, adding that Kustok worked for the Cook County Sheriff's Office in the maintainence part of the jail from 2004 to 2007.

    His job there, the souce said, was fixing and repairing locks, as well as ensuring Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance with regard to cleanliness and sanitation.

    The position paid about $46,000 per year, the source said, adding that he had no idea how Kustok and his wife could have afforded their lifestyle in Orland Park.  Kustok's wife, Jeanie Kustok, was an elementary school teacher in Riverside.

    Most recently, Allan Kustok was a sales represtative with a sports medicine company based out of Florida

    "We are all really shocked and saddened by this tragedy," a spokesperson with RTI Biologics said in a statement.  "Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and everyone impacted.  That's really all we can say at this point."

    Jeanie Kustok died Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head.  Her husband was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and ordered held on $2 million bond.

    The Kustoks are the parents of Sarah Kustok, an anchor/reporter at Comcast SportsNet Chicago, and Zak Kustok, a former standout quarterback for the Northwestern University Wildcats.