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$1M bond for man accused of trying to have family killed

WHEATON — Bond has been set at $1 million for a Glendale Heights man charged with trying to hire somone to kill 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, the DuPage County Sheriff’s office said.

Authorities received a tip that Olszewski, who was in custody for a 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 appear in bond court on Friday morning, where his bond was set at $1 million, according to the sheriff’s office.

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