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Glendale Heights man sentenced to 17 years for murder-for-hire plot

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 4:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:34 a.m. CDT
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Matthew Olszewski, 24, of the 1500 block of Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights, was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday for soliciting the murder of three relatives.

GLENDALE HEIGHTS – A Glendale Heights man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday for soliciting the murders of three relatives, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

Matthew Olszewski, 24, of the 1500 block of Glen Ellyn Road, sought out a hitman Aug. 7, 2013, to kill his aunt, uncle and uncle's father while he was in custody at the DuPage County Jail on felony theft charges, the release stated.

Olszewski had been charged with stealing items from those relatives, including a gold engagement band, a platinum wedding band and a gold heart pendant, the release stated.

While in jail, Olszewski told the hitman details of how he wanted the murders to be executed and told him where he could find jewelry in his aunt and uncle’s house that would be used as payment for murdering his relatives, according to the release.

When Olszewski’s murder plot was discovered by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the Glendale Heights Police Department and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, an investigation was conducted, the release stated.

Olszewski also was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing from his relatives, according to the release. The sentences will be served consecutively. 

Olszewski is required to serve 85 percent of the solicitation for murder sentence followed by 50 percent of the theft sentence before he can be eligible for parole, the release stated.

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