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Darien Man Accused of Seeking Hit Man From Jail to Kill Ex-Girlfriend

Joseph Spitalli, of Darien, was charged in November with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and slitting the throat of her new boyfriend. He appeared in court Monday.

A Darien man charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and slitting the throat of her new boyfriend was additionally accused Monday of trying to put out a hit on his ex, The Chicago Tribune reported. 

Joseph Spitalli, 34, of the 7500 block of Country Lane in Darien, was previously denied bail. He's charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping, a Class X felony. If convicted he faces life in prison with no possibility of parole. 

Police say they responded to a battery call Nov. 16 and found 31-year-old Skokie resident Teymur Huseynli dead in the front lawn from a knife wound. Spitalli is accused of kidnapping Huseynli's girlfriend, Darien resident Kristina Baltrimaviciene, 28, who previously dated Spitalli.

DuPage County Court records show that Baltrimaviciene filed an order of protection against Spitalli on Sept. 11, but it was denied by a judge Oct. 2. 

According to the Tribune, prosecutors on Monday accused Spitalli of trying to hire a hit man to kill his Baltrimaviciene so she couldn't testify. He was also accused of plotting the murder of his roommate and an escape from jail.

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"In a recording, Spitalli allegedly proposed staging a car crash or a heroin overdose to kill Baltrimaviciene, though he expressed concern about the drugs because the girlfriend does not use drugs, prosecutors said," according to the Tribune. 

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Melissa D January 26, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Is anyone contacting the judge who denied the order of protection this poor woman sought?

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