Documents for Kustok Case Arrive
Prosecution received police documents relating to Allan Kustok and his charge of murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Reports from the Orland Park Police Department with information about the death of Anita “Jeanie” Kustok are now in the hands of prosecuting attorneys.
Court proceedings in the case of 59-year-old Orland Park resident Allan Kustok, who pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges against him, are still in the initial discovery phase. Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Gonzalez said during Friday’s court hearing that she had just received police reports from Orland Park, and would be submitting them to Kustok’s defense team.
Judge Colleen Ann Hyland, who sat in for Judge David Sterba Friday morning, set a Feb. 4 court date, before which both sides are expected to review the documents.
Kustok, who is being held on $2 million bail in the Kankakee County Jail, appeared in the Bridgeview courtroom in shackles.
Allan Kustok’s children, Zak and Sarah Kustok, did not attend the hearing, but have expressed several times that they believe their father is innocent. Kustok’s defense attorney Rick Beuke has said the children visit him weekly in Kankakee.
Allan Kustok is accused of shooting his wife with a .357 magnum that was purchased for their anniversary. On Sept. 29, Allan Kustok brought his wife of 34-years to Palos Community Hospital, wrapped in a bed sheet, after she had been shot, according to reports. He claimed he woke up that morning to a gunshot and found Jeanie Kustok lying dead, arms across her chest, with the gun still in her hand.
After the autopsy, Jeanie Kustok’s death was ruled a homicide, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled she could not have fired the fatal shot, accidentally or otherwise.