04/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Joseph Jesk, Afghanistan Veteran, Charged With Killing Wife Heather Jesk In Oak Lawn

Prosecutors charged Joseph Jesk, 23, with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Heather Jesk, also 23, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

Oak Lawn Police Division Chief Michael Kaufmann said police were called to the Jesk home at about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night after family members heard a gunshot in the basement. Heather Jesk was found there, already dead, he said, with one gunshot wound to her face.

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