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$1M Bond For Man Charged With Seeking Hitman To Kill Family

Matthew Olszewski (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Matthew Olszewski (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

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WHEATON, Ill. (STMW) – Bond has been set at $1 million for a Glendale Heights charged with trying to hire a “hitman” to murder some of his family members.

Matthew Olszewski, 23, allegedly tried to hire a hitman to murder his aunt, uncle and an elderly resident of his west suburban home, according to a release from the DuPage County Sheriff’s office.

Authorities received a tip that Olszewski, who was in custody for a felony theft charge and unlawful use of a weapon, was interested in hiring a hitman to arrange a contract killing against his relatives, the release said.

He allegedly arranged a meeting with the “hitman,” who was an undercover officer, to instruct him on how to commit the killings and to arrange payment, the release said.

Olszewski, of the 5000 block of Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights, was charged Thursday with three counts of solicitation of murder and three counts of solicitation of murder for hire, all Class X felonies, the release said.

He appeared in bond court on Friday morning, where his bond was set at $1 million, according to the sheriff’s office. His next court date was set for August 26, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)