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Crime & Courts

Son charged with soliciting attempted murder of parents

Accomplice allegedly attacked victims with hammer near Glen Ellyn

A man has been charged with soliciting the attempted murder of his parents, who were attacked with a hammer Feb. 18 in their home near Glen Ellyn, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office news release.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report at about 2:50 a.m. in the 1N600 block of Park Boulevard. Upon their arrival, deputies were given a description of the suspect, and they quickly located and captured Michael Targo, 18, of Glendale Heights, in a nearby business, the release stated.

Investigators uncovered that Targo was part of an alleged murder-for-hire plot involving the victims' son Joshua Miceli, 23, of unincorporated DuPage County near Glen Ellyn, according to the release. Both subjects were brought to the Sheriff’s Office shortly after the crime for questioning.

During the course of the investigation, Miceli allegedly implicated himself in the plot to have Targo murder his parents, the release stated. Targo allegedly accepted an offer from Miceli that involved being paid after their murders.

It is alleged Targo attacked Miceli’s parents with a hammer, leaving them with serious injuries, according to the release.

Targo is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and Miceli is charged with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, the release stated. Both suspects appeared in bond court Feb. 19, and they are being held without bond in the DuPage County Jail.

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