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Man slain and left in Chicago dumpster was killed by childhood friend, 2 others, officials say

A Naperville, Ill., man whose body was found in a dumpster on Chicago's Southwest Side last year was the target of a burglary plotted by his childhood friend, her boyfriend and her boyfriend's mother, prosecutors said Saturday, following a bond court hearing for the three people charged in his death.

Cassandra Green, 21, of Rockford, was among the three defendants who appeared in DuPage County, charged with murder in the January 2018 death of Michael Armendariz. Prosecutors said Green, who had known Armendariz since the age of 11, had shown her boyfriend, Ernest Collins, of Rockford, and

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