Saturday, April 21, 2012
Also, former-Tinley Park cop sentenced to probation for DUI hit and run. State's investigation into the death of Jeanie Kustok to wrap up soon.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. OAK LAWN — There was no mention of a plea deal Tuesday for Michael T. Kelly, a former Village of Oak Lawn employee accused of beating and choking a young girl. Prosecutors dropped an unspecified video into the evidence pool. Kelly’s defense attorney, Ed Barron, said so long as the state continued to tender evidence, a possible deal would have to wait. Both parties return to court on May 31. ORLAND PARK — State to Finish Pretrial Murder Investigation Against Allan Kustok A year and a half later, Kustok's defense attorneys will soon begin a pretrial investigation of its own, one that may rely in part on conflicting forensic opinion. He …
Monday, January 23, 2012
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, Kustok brought his wife, Jeanie, to Palos Community Hospital 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 Orland Park Police Department should …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Also: 15 months later, Kustok murder investigation continues; man accused of New Lenox murder shows faith in his attorney; and a probable-cause hearing in the Painted Pastures raid.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Saturday, December 24, 2011
TINLEY PARK — As pretrial hearings begin, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed a list of 52 witnesses whose testimony could be used against Nicholas J. Gorny, who has pleaded not guilty to his involvement in a DUI accident in August that killed a 70-year-old Tinley Park woman. She reportedly died of injuries related to the accident on Sept. 27 — but has been included on a list of possible witnesses, alongside area doctors, police officers, firefighters and one of Gorny's relatives. Gorny posted bond earlier this month after a judge reduced bail from $250,000 to $150,000. He’s scheduled back in court on Jan. 11, 2012. OAK LAWN — Contrary to court testimony last month, prosecutors were still gathering evidence as of Tuesday …