Businessman gets 60-year sentence for wife’s death

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago businessman convicted of killing his wife in 2010 has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

The Southtown Star reports ( ) Allan Kustok maintained his innocence Wednesday.

The 63-year-old was convicted earlier this year of shooting his wife in the head while she slept. His attorneys have argued Anita “Jeanie” Kustok committed suicide.

Cook County Judge John Hynes called the case one of the most baffling he’s handled because Allan Kustok was “living the American dream.” He says Kustok was supposed to be his wife’s protector “but became her executioner.”

Kustok said in court Wednesday he delayed taking his wife to the hospital after finding her body because she was beyond help and he wanted to “say good-bye on my own terms.”

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