The construction and planning of a torture chamber at his Northwest Side office took center stage in federal court on Wednesday, the second day of what’s expected to be Mandell’s two-week trial for a pair of separate murder plots.
Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. But it was all talk, he told jurors.
Two former police officers, one from Chicago and the other from the western suburbs, were arrested Thursday night and charged with a plot to abduct, extort, murder and dismember a person they thought had access to large amounts of cash from commercial real estate holdings.
A man from Downers Grove was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with a Naperville man to murder a federal prosecutor and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
A northwest suburban man has pleaded guilty to trying to kill his wife with poison from a puffer fish.
A 23-year-old west suburban woman is being held on $750,000 bond for allegedly trying to hire a man to kill her boyfriend.