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Third man held on $2.5M bond in connection to Bensenville store clerk slaying

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 1:26 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014 4:31 p.m. CDT
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Stephen A. Russell of Chicago is being held on $2.5 million bond for intimidating a possible witness in the case of a Bensenville store clerk's slaying.

BENSENVILLE – A third man has been charged in connection to the January slaying of Hussein Saghir, a Bensenville store clerk, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Stephen A. Russell, 20, of 3503 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, is being held on $2.5 million bond for allegations that he harassed a possible witness in the case, State's Attorney's Office spokesman Paul Darrah said.

Russell is charged with four counts of harassing a witness or witness's family member and two counts of intimidation by physical harm, Darrah said, adding other charges may still be brought against Russell.

Two other men have already been charged with first degree murder for their alleged roles in Saghir's death.

Tremayne Davis, 23, of 1417 N. Lotus Ave., Chicago, and Kenneth Bardlett, 20, of 49th Avenue, Bellwood, also are being held on $2.5 million bond, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.

Davis was charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of obstructing justice, and Bardlett was charged with first degree murder and attempted armed robbery, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Davis, Bardlett and at least one accomplice allegedly encountered Saghir on Jan. 19 outside Sam’s Tobacco and Foodmart store in Bensenville, as Saghir was preparing to leave for the evening, according to a State's Attorney's Office news release.

After a brief altercation, Saghir was shot and later died from his injuries, the release stated.

Davis was allegedly the getaway driver after the murder. An investigation conducted by the Bensenville Police Department, the Major Crimes Task Force and the State’s Attorney’s Office led authorities to Bardlett.

The investigation into Saghir’s murder continues.

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