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updated: 8/9/2013 11:02 AM

Glendale Hts. man accused of plotting to kill relatives

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  • Matthew Olszewski

    Matthew Olszewski


A 23-year-old Glendale Heights man was ordered held on $1 million bail for a murder-for-hire plot that targeted members of his family, authorities said.

Matthew Olszewski, of the 5000 block of Glen Ellyn Road, is accused of trying to hire a "hitman" to murder his aunt, his uncle and an elderly resident of the home.

He has been charged with three counts of solicitation of murder and three counts of solicitation of murder for hire.

Sheriff's detectives, Glendale Heights police and the DuPage County state's attorney's office were all involved in the arrest Thursday afternoon.

According to the sheriff's office, authorities received a tip that Olszewski was interested in obtaining a potential "hitman" to kill his relatives. Authorities said Olszewski arranged a meeting with the hitman, who was an undercover officer, to instruct him on how to commit the killings and how to arrange for a form of payment from burglary proceeds.

Olszewski appeared in bond court at 8 a.m. today, where a judge ordered him held in lieu of $1 million. In addition, he remains in custody on theft and weapons charges out of Glendale Heights.

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