The Illinois authorities recently arrested a 23-year-old man and his 18-year-old teenage friend for allegedly trying to kill the man’s parents. According to the authorities, the couple suffered severe injuries during the assault. Both men have been arrested and are currently being held in county jail without bail.
Illinois Man Paid the Assassin to ‘Scare Off’ His Parents
Michael Targo, an 18-year-old Illinois teenager, was taken in police custody after allegedly attacking an Illinois couple with a hammer. According to the police report, the events began to unfold on Sunday, at about 2:50 a.m., when a woman called the authorities from a house located in the Glen Ellyn suburb.
The caller told the authorities that a masked individual entered their home and assaulted herself and her husband with a hammer. Minutes later, the authorities arrived the couple’s home and took both of them to the hospital. The couple arrived in critical, but stable condition.
After combing the neighborhood, the authorities managed to arrest Michael Targo. During his police interview, Targo admitted that the attack on the couple was not random, claiming that another man hired him in order to inflict critical injuries on the man and woman.
The investigation led them to a 23-year-old Illinois man, later identified as Joshua Miceli, the couple’s son. Frank Bibbiano, the DuPage County Undersheriff, declared that Miceli offered Targo an undisclosed sum of money in order to commit the deed.
Still, when confronted with the incident, the suspect could not provide a plausible motive as to why he solicited the services of Targo. The Illinois man and his accomplice were booked into county jail without bail.
Targo and Miceli have been charged with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder. In addition, Miceli has been charged with one count of soliciting murder.
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