Where is Adam Kostewicz’s Killer Grace Pianka Today? – The story of Grace and Adam Kostewicz’s marriage in Arizona is told in the Investigation Discovery documentary ‘Deadly Affairs: Betrayed By Love: Taking A Swing at Murder.‘ Adam and Virginia “Jen” McIntyre had a happy marriage until Adam met Virginia “Jen” McIntyre and died.
Grace Pianka and Adam Kostewicz are attempting to live the American dream. When a dream evolves into a nightmare, though, someone dies. Grace Pianka is suspected of shooting and killing her husband, Adam Kostewicz, on April 14, 2006, in their house in the 16600 block of South 30th Street after discovering he was having an affair. So, if you’re interested in learning more about Grace Pianka and how she killed her husband, keep reading.
Who is Grace Pianka and How Did She Kill Her Husband?
Grace Pianka, a Polish mother, arrived in the United States many years ago with her little son. She later met Adam Kostewicz, a Polish immigrant as well. He had just been in the country for a few months when he was only 20 years old. After meeting at a gym in Detroit, the two hit it off right away and married in 1996, after nine years together. The happy family settled into a comfortable life in the Arizona foothills a year after their marriage, with Adam raising Grace’s son, Victor, as his own.
Grace worked in real estate, and Adam worked as a computer engineer, so the pair was living the American dream. However, things had changed by the time 2006 got around. Adam appeared to be aloof and spent far more time outside than inside the house. While Grace and Adam disagreed about Victor’s legal troubles, she had no idea what was in store for her in the future. Then, on April 15, 2006, just after 10 p.m., a lady dialed 911 from Adam and Grace’s house, reporting that she had discovered Adam dead in the bedroom.
When the cops arrived, they found Adam in a pool of blood on the floor. He’d received gunshot wounds to the head, shoulder, and back. But it wasn’t Grace who called; it was Virginia “Jen” McIntyre. Jen told the cops she met Adam on a website that allows married individuals to conduct affairs. Jen claims she met Adam at a hotel earlier in the day, and the two decided to leave their respective partners and start a life together. He arrived at 6:30 p.m. to pack a few things and speak with Grace about their divorce.
Jen then revealed that they had decided to meet in a hotel. Adam, on the other hand, never responded to her. Jen ran into her husband at a restaurant around that time, but she couldn’t summon the confidence to inform him about her affair. Jen, who was in the hotel at the time, was concerned about Adam around 9:30 p.m.
She drove to Adam’s residence shortly after, discovering him dead. Authorities eventually discovered that Adam was slain with a.38-caliber gun, and that the same model was gone from his huge weapons collection. Grace was found passed out in her car more than 100 miles away the next morning. She attempted suicide by taking too much aspirin.
The authorities discovered that Adam had abruptly left home on April 15 after receiving a call from a woman. Grace followed Adam and observed him in a car with a woman, according to Grace’s neighbor. She withdrew all the money from their savings account and spent the afternoon drinking wine and tequila, suspecting her husband was cheating.
Grace had also acknowledged to arguing with Adam when he arrived that evening, adding that there had been some shoving and hitting. Then, at around 7 p.m. on April 15, a neighbour said he heard a smoke alarm go off at Grace and Adam’s residence and went to investigate. Grace appeared to be crying as she backed out of the driveway in her car, he remembered. Grace was believed to have killed Adam in a fit of wrath after learning about the affair, according to the authorities.
What Happened to Grace Pianka and Where Is She Now?
Investigators also discovered a.38-caliber cartridge in Grace’s purse, but the murder weapon was never discovered. She was charged with murder in August 2008, when she was 51 years old. Jen, who was set to testify, and her husband vanished without a trace. In the end, the jury was deadlocked, and Grace’s trial began six months later. Jen was singled out by the defense as someone who was motivated by money.
Jen had taken over as the executor of Adam’s estate roughly five months after the murder, but she had never paid the house’s mortgage. The trial is expected to begin on July 24, with jury selection, but even that could be problematic. Gaines has an earlier trial scheduled for July 22, so Pianka’s case will be sent to case transfer, where any criminal judge with a spare three weeks for the trial could take it on or not.
According to police and prosecutors, the case is straightforward: Pianka realised Kostewicz was having an affair and shot and killed her 41-year-old husband when he went home to retrieve some clothes after consuming wine and tequila. When Kostewicz failed to return to the hotel room he and McIntyre shared, she grew anxious and called the cops. She eventually returned to the residence and discovered Kostewicz’s body via a window.
The jury believed there was enough evidence to convict Grace of second-degree murder in the second trial. In April 2009, she was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Grace was released from prison in March 2019, according to documents. She appears to live in Goose Creek, South Carolina, but has kept a low profile, as far as we can tell.