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State Close to Gathering All Evidence Against Allan Kustok

Prosecutors are waiting on forensic opinion and reports from the Orland Park Police Department, one year and a half after the alleged murder.

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.

READ ON for more stories about the Allan Kustok court case.

frank January 26, 2012 at 05:49 PM
A year and four months or so and we are getting around to this tragedy again. That's a little too long, don't you think? Common sense people should be outraged, but are they? Maybe they are or they just don't have access to the PATCH. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>

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