BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- A 24-year-old Oak Lawn man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty in his wife's February 2010 shooting death.
Joseph Jesk pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the death of Heather Jesk. Prosecutors say Jesk shot his 23-year-old wife during an argument at their home shortly after he returned from an 11-month tour of duty in Iraq.
Authorities say the Army veteran called police after the shooting and reported that he had "killed the only person he'd ever loved."
Heather Jesk's uncle reports her family is frustrated by the length of the sentence, but Richard Knight says the sentence might be the best they could have gotten.