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Four charged in 1999 murder of Broadview business owner

BROADVIEW – Four men have been charged for the 1999 murder of Darryl Green, a Broadview electronics store owner who was kidnapped, shot and left in an empty lot in Gary, Ind., officials said.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Dimeyon Cole, 30, Kevin Mitchell, 46, Menard McAfee, 38, and Raymond Winters, 46, have all been charged with first-degree murder, according to a press release from the Cook County state's attorney's office.

More details from the Tribune's report:

According to the release, Green, 28, had been abducted from his beeper store, Beep the Twinz, 2124 S. 17th Ave., in Broadview, was bound and then taken in a van to a home on Chicago's west side. There, the kidnappers made several phone calls to Green's twin brother asking for a cash ransom to secure Green's release. In the last call, which was recorded by police, the kidnappers told the twin brother "Make arrangements for your brother," the release said.

The four kidnappers then put Green back into the van and all of them drove to a secluded area near 20th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary, police said. Witnesses saw the van there and saw four people exit the van carrying a person into the woods, according to the release. Gunshots were heard soon thereafter, and Green's body, with three gunshot wounds to the head, was later found by police.

Cole is expected in Cook County bond court Monday, according to state's attorney spokesperson Sally Daly, and both McAfee and Winters are expected to appear in bond court within a week or two. Mitchell will have to be extradited from Indiana before his appearance, and it's too soon to say how long that will take, Daly said.

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