Murder charges were filed Sunday in the cold case of a west suburban Chicago man who was kidnapped from the electronics store he owned and killed execution-style nearly fourteen years ago.
Police say the four men charged in the 1999 slaying of 28-year-old Darryl Green -- Dimeyon Cole, 30, of Chicago, Kevin Mitchell, 46, of Jeffersonville, Ind., Menard McAfee, 38, and Raymond Winters, 46 -- kidnapped the man from the Broadview, Ill. store he owned at gunpoint on June 18, 1999.
According to the Northwest Indiana Times, authorities say the four men made phone calls to Green's brother demanding money before they took him to a wooded area in Gary, Ind. and shot him three times in the head.
Cook County prosecutors credited new evidence and new witnesses coming forward with helping them crack the cold case murder, ABC Chicago reports. More specifically, they say phone records helped lead them to new witnesses.
Darwin Green, Darryl's twin brother and co-owner of the electronics store, told the Chicago Tribune he recalls his brother's kidnappers telling him to "make arrangements for your brother." Police recorded that call.
All four men have ties to the Black Souls and Vice Lords street gangs and two of them -- McAfee and Winter -- were already in a state prison on other charges: McAfee is serving a 50-year sentence on a murder charge and Winters is serving 25 years on attempted armed robbery, according to the Tribune.