Prosecutors mounting a murder case against Allan Kustok are close to finishing their investigation and freeing the defense to begin work on counter evidence and arguments.
Nearly 16 months ago, in the early hours of a September morning, wrapped in a bed sheet with a gunshot wound to her head.
He claimed he awoke to gunshots and found his wife dead, with a pistol in her hand. Orland Park police charged him with first degree murder.
Assistant state’s attorney Jennifer Gonzalez told the court Monday that she’s waiting on a forensic opinion regarding blood splatter.
While all the relevant lab work has been completed, outstanding reports from the should be tied up “any time now,” she said.
Kustok’s lead attorney, Rick Beuke, has complained in the past about being . He said he's looking to put his own experts on the stand, though he won't know the type of testimony needed until the state has officially submitted its own.
Attorneys for both sides requested a shorter return date than usual, on Feb. 8, to discuss what, if any, loose ends remain for the state.