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Former NU quarterback Zak Kustok and TV sports reporter Sarah Kustok stand behind family attorney Pete Rush after their father’s court appearance. (CBS)

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UPDATED 10/25/10 10:37 a.m.

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (WBBM/CBS) – A grand jury indictment was issued Monday morning for an Orland Park man charged in the high-profile death of his wife.

Allan Kustok, 59, appeared Tuesday in the Bridgeview courthouse for a preliminary hearing in the shooting death of his 58-year-old wife, Anita, in their Orland Park home on Sept. 29.

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At the hearing, Judge Raymond L. Jagielski set an arraignment date for Kustok for Nov. 18. Kustok’s family members were in attendance.

Upon being questioned after the murder, Allan Kustok told police he awoke that morning to a “loud noise” and found his wife of 34 years “dead and lying on her back” with a “handgun in her right hand.”

Investigators say Allan did not call 911 for the next hour and a half and then drove her to Palos Community Hospital where she was declared dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Once at the hospital, no injuries were found on Allan Kustok, and hospital authorities notified police.

Members of the Kustok family, including their son Zak, who played quarterback for Northwestern, and daughter Sarah, a local Chicago sports reporter, have expressed support for Allan Kustok saying they don’t believe he could have committed the acts he’s charged with.

Kustok is being held in lieu of $2 million bond in the shooting death of Anita Jean Kustok at the couple’s home. He is being held in the Kankakee County Jail.

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