A southwest suburban man has been convicted of fatally shooting a woman in the head with a shotgun in 2009, then trying to cover up the murder as police searched for the victim.
Circuit Judge David Carlson found Brian Trainauskas guilty Friday of two counts of murder for the death of Monica Timar in January 2009, and one count of concealing a homicide, according to the Will County state’s attorney’s office.
“Brian Trainauskas gunned down a woman in cold blood inside his home and then attempted to cover up his brutal crime,” State’s Attorney James Glasgow said in a statement. “This was a vicious assassination that will put this dangerous killer behind bars for a minimum of 45 years.”
Trainauskas, 40, used a a Mossberg shotgun to kill Timar in the basement bathroom of his home in the 20800 block of South Acorn Ridge in unincorporated Frankfort Township on Jan. 21, 2009, a statement from prosecutors said.
She was reported missing that same day, and her body was found in the trunk of her Ford Mustang two days later, prosecutors said. “She had been shot in the back of the head and was wrapped in a comforter.”
Evidence showed, “Trainauskas attempted to clean the room where he shot Timar and had painted the walls. The victim’s blood was found inside the defendant’s house, and her blood was found on the barrel of the shotgun that was used to kill her,” prosecutors said.
A witness also saw Trainauskas walking from the area of where he abandoned Timar’s car on the day of her murder, prosecutors said.
He faces 45 years to life in prison when is sentenced by Judge Carlson on Aug. 13 in Joliet.