Yes Network reporter Sarah Kustok was back in her hometown today as the murder trial of her father, Allan Kustok begins. Today was day one of jury selection for the case against Allan Kustok who is being charged with murdering his wife Jeanie Kustok. They are the parents of Sarah Kustok, a current Brooklyn Nets presenter formerly of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Sarah Kustok has been subpoenaed and she is expected to testify. According to the Tribune, Sarah is home from New York in support of her father.
Sarah Kustok has been subpoenaed by the defense, and could not answer reporter questions about the case, but it “was fair to say” she was present today to show support for her father, said her attorney, Pete Rush. On Thursday, the court was to hear opening arguments, but they were delayed due to a physical injury to one of the defense attorneys. He slipped on the ice and bloodied up his elbow. Now opening arguments will begin on Friday.
Sarah Kustok has since returned to New York and returned to work.
Sarah primarily served as the Chicago Blackhawks rinkside reporter for CSN Chicago, preceding Susannah Collins. Before breaking into television media, Sarah Kustok was one of the most decorated players in DePaul women’s basketball history, holding a few school records upon graduation. Her brother Zak Kustok is also an accomplished athlete having enrolled to play college football at Notre Dame before transferring a couple times.
He then settled at Northwestern, where he broke a couple NU passing records. Zak Kustok has also been subpoenaed, and is on the list of potential witnesses.
According to an exclusive interview I had with Sarah Kustok in January of 2010, Zak Kustok today is..“is in spinal device sales with NuVasive and lives in Chicago with his wife, Nicole.”
According to the Southtown-Star, the judge said the trial is expected to take two weeks, and:
“The judge and attorneys on both sides currently are meeting in private with about 20 jurors who said they have some familiarity with the case — either through reading or hearing media reports about it.”
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