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Glendale Heights man charged after trying to hire undercover cop to kill family

Published: Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 12:36 a.m. CST
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Matthew Olszewski

GLENDALE HEIGHTS – A Glendale Heights man faces six felony charges after he reportedly attempted to hire an undercover officer to kill his family, according to an Aug. 8 news release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Department.

Matthew Olszewski, 23, of the 5000 block of Glen Ellyn Road, is charged with three counts of solicitation of murder and three counts of solicitation of murder for hire, all of which are felonies, said the release.

Olszewski was charged after allegedly trying to hire a “hit man” to murder his aunt, uncle and a third elderly person who lived in their home, according to the release.

Law enforcement officials became involved when they received a tip that Olszewski was seeking a contracted killer to murder his relatives, said the release.

Olszewski arranged a meeting with an undercover officer who claimed to be a killer for hire in order to provide instruction about the specifics of the murders and to arrange payment using items obtained by burglary, the release said.

Prior to the most recent charges, Olszewski was in custody for charges of theft and unlawful use of a weapon in Glendale Heights, according to the release.

The sheriff's department, the Glendale Heights Police Department and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office worked together to arrange the circumstances that led to the six felony charges being brought against Olszewski, said the release.

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