- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to participating in the 2011 murder of an Arlington Heights man.

Armon Braden was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old George Nellessen. Cook County prosecutors say in exchange for a guilty plea Friday to a lesser charge, the 24-year-old Braden faces 22 years in prison when sentenced in January.

Braden is one of four people charged in the slaying of Nellessen. Prosecutors said the victim’s son, Matthew Nellessen, recruited three men to rob his father.

Prosecutors relied on testimony from Chicago gang member Marlon Green in convicting Matthew Nellessen of first-degree murder. Green is serving an 18-year sentence. Matthew Nellessen is serving a life in prison term without possibility of parole.

Charges are pending against Armon Braden’s younger brother, 23-year-old Azari Braden.


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