Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Murder: Mathew Nellessen, Marlon Green, Armon Braden, Azari Braden Charged in Murder of George Nellessen

UPDATED 7:58 a.m. Four Charged with Homicide in Arlington Heights …

Charges of armed robbery and first degree murder have been filed against four men: Matthew Nellessen, Marlon Green, Armon Braden, Azari Braden. The charges were the result of an investigation by Arlington Heights police and the Major Case Assistance Team after George Nellessen was found Thursday morning murdered in his home — bound and gagged and traumatized with sharp force instrument puncture wounds.

Mathew Nellessen, 19, of the 1000 block of North Wilshire Lane in Arlington Heights; Marlon Green, 20, of the 4200 block of South St. Lawrence in Chicago; Armon Braden, 20, of the 700 block of East 83rd Street in Chicago; and Azari Braden, 19, of the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago are all charged with armed robbery and first degree murder, according to a news released from the Arlington Heights Police Department.


Arlington Heights Police Investigators and Forensic Technicians with support from the Major Case Assistance Team determined that Mathew Nellessen was involved in a plan with the three other men to rob his father.

All four suspects are apparently in custody as a bond hearing for the suspects’ appearance is scheduled for Monday morning at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.


Video at crime scene Thursday morning, April 14, 2011.

BACKGROUND …
In a Facebook page for a Matt Nellessen his Movies listed are Blow, Casino, Corky Romano, No Country for Old Men, and Training Day.

Blow is a 2001 biographical movie about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung who goes from wannabe marijuana dealer to drug smuggler with direct connections to Mexico and Colombia cartels over the years, which includes various connections to criminal characters.

Casino is a violent 1995 crime drama based on the non-fiction book Casino, involving skimmers doing some extra skimming, casino politics, and mafia hits for in order to prevent testimonies that would reveal the skimming of casino’s profits before reports to income tax agencies.

Corky Romano is a 2001 comedy film about a veterinary assistant who is unaware of his family’s underworld connections until he is asked to help his father by destroying incriminating racketeering evidence against ‘Pops’.

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 violent crime thriller about a hunter who stumbles across a botched drug deal and finds dead bodies and $2 million dollars in a satchel. He takes the money, but is pursued by a hitman hired to recover the money. The hitman is also pursued by the sheriff.

Training Day is a 2001 police drama about a single day of a decorated, but corrupt LAPD narcotics officer, and another LAPD cop who is under evaluation. The corrupt narcotics officer confiscates drugs without arrest, fails to report a witnessed rape of a female high school student, takes drug money, and works to repay a debt to Russian mobsters.

Nellissen’s TV favorites on Facebook are Cops, America’s Most Wanted, and Showtime cable network’s Weed — a television series about a Southern California widowed mother of two boys, who decides to sell marijuana to support her family after her husband unexpectedly dies. Over the course of the series, the widow has become increasingly involved in illegal activities.

A 19-year-old man named Azari M. Braden was arrested in Edwardsville, Illinois in September 2010 after he was accused of causing $300 of criminal damage to another man’s vehicle. His bail was reported to have been set at $10,000 (TheTelegraph.com Police blotter for Sept. 20, 2010).

SEE ALSO BOND HEARING INFO …
The Cardinal Bond Hearing for Mathew Nellessen, Marlon Green, Armon Braden and Azari Braden –1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery Suspects


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The neighborhood of one of four homicide suspects from Arlington Heights murder (Marlon Green).


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The neighborhood of one of four homicide suspects from Arlington Heights murder (Armon Braden).


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The neighborhood of one of four homicide suspects from Arlington Heights murder (Azari Braden).




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