Murder Trial of Arlington Heights Man Accused of Killing Father in Attempted Armed Robbery Set to Begin

Mathew Nellessen is charged with killing his father in an armed robbery attempt he orchestrated.

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The murder trial of an Arlington Heights man who police say duct-taped his widowed father to a chair before beating and stabbing him to death is set to begin this week, the Daily Herald reported.

Mathew Nellessen was charged with first degree murder in the April 2011 in the death of his father. Prosecutors contend that Nellessen and three other men waited for his father George Nellessen, bound him to a chair and demanded a check for $100,000, the Huffington Post reported.

Nellessen had confided fears about his son to co-workers and friends. A 911 caller who found George Nellessen's body on April 14 told police that a family member had left the residence abruptly.

Matthew Nellessen was spotted by police on Algonquin Road, led police on a chase that detoured through Harper College's parking lot, and finally ended in East Dundee.

Nellessen was 19 at the time of the killing.

Also charged with armed robbery and first degree murder were Marlon L. Green, 23, Armon Braden, 23, and Azari Braden, 22, all of Chicago.


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