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Allan Kustok Found Guilty of Murdering His Wife

Kustok, 63, was found guilty after less than two hours of jury deliberations.

published at 3:30 p.m., March 11

By Joseph Hosey

A jury found Allan Kustok guilty of first-degree murder of his wife Anita “Jeanie” Kustok.

He faces 45 years to life.

It took a jury of six men, six women less than two hours to reach a verdict Tuesday in the nearly four-week trial. Prosecutors Monday delivered heated closing arguments and impassioned testimony from daughter Sarah Kustok.

Kustok, 63, shot his wife, Jeanie Kustok, in the face in September 2010. On the morning of her death, Allan Kustok claims to have been woken by a gunshot to find his wife of 34 years dead in bed alongside him.

Prosecutors pinpointed Kustok's behavior in the wake of his wife's death. Instead of calling 911—or anyone else—Allan Kustok picked up the six-shot revolver and fired the five remaining live bullets into an armoire.

“If he had waited five minutes [to call 911], I would still be standing here saying, ‘he’s guilty,’” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Gonzalez told the jury. “He knew he wasn’t calling 911 that morning. He wanted to make sure she was dead.”

This story is developing. Check back later for more.

Related: Read up on Allan Kustok's trial coverage, including testimony of his daughter-in-law, gun experts and his mistresses

Acajudi March 12, 2014 at 03:32 PM
You are so correct Karen! If he wanted many women, then divorce and move on. Killing is not an option!
PAT FETTA March 12, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Hi all, I've followed the entire trial and I want to thank the jurors that made the right decision to find him guilty. I was a little nervous after the daughter testified on his behalf. What was she thinking after all the testimony? As Karen stated you can't mess with technology now a days so get a divorce. He took a wonderful mom away from her children. He can rot in his cell and think about that 24-7. What greater punishment! He got what he deserved. Even his son didn't back him anymore. How did he think he would get by with this? NOT..
Acajudi March 12, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Look at all the killers, who are too dumb to look at the crimes of others and the punishment! Do not do it, or you willpay the lawyers and still rot in prison or death row. Some kill the entire family for insurance!
Joel March 14, 2014 at 02:04 AM
The man lost his soul.
Susan March 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM
That (Man) MONSTER lost his mind. I don't believe he even had a soul. He was GREEDY and Selfish especially after his children and close friends testified how much in love this couple were. His new name is SATAN and whatever Country Club he ends up in, ( I hope it's Stateville or Menard Prisons ) he won't need an internet to find other displaced Women because he will have all and any Bitches ready to claim him. I feel the worst sadness for his Family,and grandchildren. Satan loses again

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