Arlington Heights man convicted of killing his father

A man from Arlington Heights faces life in prison after being convicted in the brutal murder of his father.

Prosecutors say Matthew Nellesen recruited three men from Chicago to help him rob and kill his father in the family’s home in 2011.

Nellessen and two others tied his father to a chair while they took cash and an ATM card from his wallet and forced him to write his son a check for 100-thousand dollars.

After that, Nellessen beat his father with a baseball bat and stabbed him in the throat.

Nellessen’s accomplices say they didn’t plan to kill the father, but Nellessen became angry when he realized his father had more money than he was led to believe.

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