Tony Green one of the men charged with strangling their landlord to death, Googled how long it would ‘take for a body to decompose in a sewer’, before the murder
Elijah Green, 25, and Tony Green, 22, were arrested Friday in Chicago, IL, and charged with first-degree murder of their landlord, Vasudeva Kethireddy
The brothers allegedly strangled their landlord, Vasudeva Kethireddy, 76, to death after luring him with a false report of pipe leak
His body was found dumped in a sewer Friday in the Englewood neighborhood
Kethireddy was last seen two Aug 4, when he set out to collect rent, that’s when the brothers allegedly lured him to their apartment and the false report
The Greens allegedly robbed Kethireddy before he was strangled to death
Tony Green asked Google beforehand how long it would ‘take for a body to decompose in the sewer‘
Murder suspect: Elijah Green, [photo], and his brother Tony Green, were arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder of their landlord, Vasudeva Kethireddy. Elijah allegedly choked the victim, causing his death.
The murder of a Chicago landlord by his tenants, two months ago, was premeditated, authorities said.
Tony Green who allegedly murdered his landlord with the assistance of his brother Googled how long it would take for a body to decompose in a sewer before the victim was found dead in one, police said.
Elijah Green, 25, and Tony Green, 22, were taken into custody Friday and charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Vasudeva Kethireddy, 76.
The body of their landlord, Kethireddy, was found dumped inside a sewer the same day on the 6200 block of South May Street in Englewood, where the suspects lived.
Kethireddy, a grandfather, was last seen on August 4, when he set out to collect rent from tenants around the residential community.
22-year-old Tony Green [photo] Googled how long it would ‘take for a body to decompose in a sewer’, before luring his landlord into their apt with the false report of a leak authorities said
Prosecutors said in court Monday the younger Green allegedly told the landlord the two men had a pipe leak that needed fixed, when he entered their apartment to examine it, that’s when the brother allegedly robbed Kethireddy of his credit cards as well as $1,600 in cash before he was strangled to death.
Prosecutors said after police investigation that the youngest Green Googled beforehand, ‘How long does it take for a body to decompose in the sewer?’
The victim’s credit cards had been used at a nearby Citgo gas station shortly after he vanished.
The landlord’s son, Shantan Kethireddy, said his father was last spotted depositing some checks at a local Chase bank, according to ABC 7 Chicago..
‘At the end of the day, this was really just a complete senseless act against somebody, that, if you asked him for all the money in his pocket, would have just given it to them,’ the son said.
Another tenant reported the landlord missing after he did not show up to collect rent that day.
Following a two-month search, the landlord was found in a sewer in Englewood.
Victim: Beloved family patriarch, Vasudeva Kethireddy [photo] with his grandson
“Trying to find forgiveness and try not to be consumed with anger,” Shantan said.
Kethireddy came to Chicago after growing up in a poor neighborhood in India more than 40 years ago, and took pride in providing places to live for people in the underserved Englewood neighborhood, his family said. They said he loved the Englewood neighborhood, and people there knew him well.
The Green brothers were denied bail Monday.