ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL: KENDALL COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER
Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced a Kendall County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for first degree murder in the death of a Grundy County woman.
Robert Turk, 46, of Yorkville, Illinois was sentenced on Monday by Grundy County Circuit Court Judge Lance Peterson after pleading guilty to the murder of 39-year-old Elizabeth Link.
“While today’s sentencing will not make up for the loss of Elizabeth Link, it is my hope it can lead to healing for her family and friends,” Raoul said. “I would like to thank the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s office and local law enforcement community for their dedication and commitment in seeking justice in this case.”
According to Raoul, Turk was in a relationship with Link at the time of the murder. On May 14, 2019, Turk stabbed Link to death after spending the night at her residence in Verona, Illinois, Before leaving the home, Turk set the body and house on fire. Once the fire was extinguished by firefighters, Link’s body was discovered and a murder investigation was initiated. Key evidence in the investigation led law enforcement to Turk, including cell phone data that established Turk’s presence at the home during the murder.
The Attorney General’s office assisted in the prosecution with Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland’s office.
Assistant Attorney General Steve Nate prosecuted the case for Raoul’s Criminal Trials Bureau.