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Defendants plead guilty to role in leaving Elburn youth’s body

Originally published on ElburnHerald.com March 9, 2010, updated March 11, 2010 at 10:50 a.m.
Victim found in 2007
in Chicago alley

Three co-defendants pleaded guilty this week to their roles in an incident in which an Elburn teenager’s body was left in a Chicago alley in 2007, with one facing a sentence of four years in prison. The mother of victim Michael York attended every court hearing in the case during the more than two years since his body was found.

“With each appearance, she was forced to relive the day she received word that her son was found dead in a Chicago alley,” said Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly Orland, who prosecuted the case. “I am pleased that we finally can provide closure to Michael’s mother and two sisters.”

One defendant, Nathan L. Green, 23, of Maple Park, agreed on Feb. 5 with the Kane County State’s Attorney to a sentence of three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to York before his death at age 17 on Dec. 15, 2007.

On that day, Green and York were together in the residence of Lindsey Parker, 24, of St. Charles, along with Jordan Billek, 19, of Maple Park. Green delivered an amount of heroin to York, which he ingested. York became seriously ill after ingesting the heroin, later lost consciousness and died. In the mid-morning hours of Dec. 16, Parker discovered York deceased in a guest bedroom. After Parker, Green and Billek discussed how to remove York’s body from Parker’s home, Billek and Green drove the body to Chicago and abandoned it in an alley on the city’s west side. No one called 911.

York’s body was discovered by a passerby, who called Chicago police. The autopsy was performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities ruled the cause of York’s death as “undetermined,” which is why no one was directly charged with York’s death.

Billek agreed on March 4 with the Kane County State’s Attorney to a sentence of 24 months probation in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of obstructing justice, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. On March 23, 2009, Billek was stopped by Aurora police for a traffic violation. During the subsequent investigation, police discovered an amount of heroin in Billek’s vehicle.

Parker agreed on March 4 with the Kane County State’s Attorney to a sentence of 24 months probation in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of obstructing justice.

Green also pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault, for the Nov. 4, 2009, assault of a corrections officer while he was in the Kane County Jail. Green’s sentence breaks down as three years in IDOC for the heroin delivery charge and one year for the assault charge. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

Kane County Associate Judge Allen M. Anderson accepted the plea agreements.

Anderson chided each defendant for the selfishness of their actions and reminded them that their futures are in their own hands. When given a chance to speak, Parker remained silent, but Billek apologized to York’s mother.

“This is an all or nothing proposition,” Anderson told Parker. “You will succeed or you will fail. If you fail, you could find yourself in jail. If you succeed, you won’t see me again.”

To Billek, Anderson said, “If you rely upon drugs, you’re likely to be back. I hope you get this right. I don’t want to see you back here.”

Billek’s sentence breaks down as 24 months probation for each count. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

As a condition of probation, Billek and Parker must continue treatment for heroin addiction.

MP man pleads guilty in Elburn teen’s death

Updated Feb. 11, 2010
Kane County—A Maple Park man has pleaded guilty to providing heroin to an Elburn man who later was found dead in a Chicago alley, as well as assaulting a corrections officer at the Kane County jail.

Nathan L. Green, 23, of the 20900 block of Oak Lane, Maple Park, agreed with the Kane County State’s Attorney to a sentence of four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, and one count of aggravated assault, a Class 4 felony.

The sentence breaks down as three years in prison for the heroin delivery charge and one year for the assault charge. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

Associate Judge Allen M. Anderson accepted the plea.

On Dec. 15, 2007, Green, co-defendants Jordan D. Billek, 19, of the 8N block of Grand Arbor Lane, Maple Park, and Lindsey Parker, 24, of the 4000 block of Royal Fox Drive, St. Charles, and 17-year-old Michael York of Elburn were together in Parker’s St. Charles residence. Green delivered an amount of heroin to York, which he ingested. York became seriously ill after ingesting the heroin, and his dead body was found the next day in an alley on the west side of Chicago. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of York’s death as undetermined.

Because authorities were unable to determine the cause of York’s death, no one was charged with his death.

On Nov. 4, 2009, while in the custody of the Kane County Adult Justice Center, Green assaulted a Kane County corrections officer who was engaged in the execution of his official duties.

During sentencing, Judge Anderson told Green that, “What brought you here today was your callousness and disregard for the world around you. It is my hope that you are different when you come out of prison. You haven’t done well so far.”

By law, Green was given day-for-day sentencing. He was given credit for 94 days served in the Kane County jail while being held on the assault charge, and credit for 381 days served in the Kane County jail while being held on the heroin delivery charge.

“More than two years after his death, I am pleased that we finally can start to bring justice to Michael York, and start to give closure to Michael’s mother and two sisters,” said Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly M. Orland, who prosecuted the case.

Billek and Parker each are charged with one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony. The cases are pending. The next court appearance for each is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 4, in Courtroom 311.

The charges against Billek and Parker are not proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Court proceedings continued in death case

by Martha Quetsch
Court cases for three people indicted Jan. 13 in connection with the 2007 death of 17-year-old Michael York of Elburn have been continued so that their lawyers can gather information for their defense.

Meantime, police are continuing their investigation and are seeking tips from anyone with knowledge of what happened the weekend of Dec. 14 (2007), when York died, St. Charles Police Sgt. Jerry Gatlin said.

The individuals charged in connection with the incident are Jordan D. Billek, 18, of Maple Park, on one count of obstructing justice; Lindsey Parker, 23, of St. Charles, on one count of obstructing justice; and Nathan L. Green, 22, of Maple Park, on one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, and one count of obstructing justice.

Billek’s case was continued from last Friday until March 11 for purposes of discovery, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office. Green’s next court date is Friday, Feb. 13; Parker’s is March 17.

On Jan. 21, Billek surrendered at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department. On Jan. 22, Green was taken into custody by Kane County Sheriff’s deputies in Chicago. Parker surrendered to authorities at the St. Charles Police Department.

Green pleaded not guilty Jan. 30 in front of Kane County Judge Robert Spence. Green remains in the Kane County Jail, having not posted bond on $100,000 bail.

Parker and Billek have not yet been arraigned or entered pleas. Billek posted $2,000 bond on $20,000 bail and was released shortly after his arrest, as was the case for Parker, who posted $500 bond on $5,000 bail.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office alleges that Billek, Parker, Green and York were together at Parker’s St. Charles home. York injected heroin supplied by Green, and later lost consciousness and died.

In the mid-morning hours of Dec. 16, Parker discovered York deceased in a guest bedroom. After Parker, Green and Billek discussed how to remove York’s body from Parker’s home, Billek and Green drove York to Chicago and left his body in an alley on the west side.

York’s body was discovered by a passerby, who called Chicago police. Cook County authorities were unable to determine a cause of death, which is why no one at this time has been directly charged with York’s death.

Sgt. Gatlin has received several calls about the case, but most of the information they supplied was not directly related to it.

Anyone with information should call Sgt. Jerry Gatlin at (630) 443-3739.

Three indicted in death of Elburn resident

A Kane County grand jury on Jan. 13 indicted three people in connection with the 2007 death of an Elburn man who was found in a west side Chicago alley.

The grand jury indicted:
• Jordan D. Billek, 18, of the 8N block of Grand Arbor Lane, Maple Park, on one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony
• Lindsey Parker, 23, of the 4000 block of Royal Fox Drive, St. Charles, on one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony
• Nathan L. Green, 22, of the 20900 block of Oak Lane, Maple Park, on one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, and one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony

After the indictment, a judge issued warrants for the arrest of Billek, Parker and Green, and set Billek’s bail at $20,000, Parker’s bail at $5,000 and Green’s bail at $100,000.

On Jan. 21, Billek surrendered at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, posted $2,000 bond, and was processed at the St. Charles Police Department and released. His initial court appearance was set for 9 a.m. Feb. 10, in Courtroom 305 in front of Associate Judge Allen M. Anderson.

On Thursday, Jan. 22, Green was taken into custody by Kane County Sheriff’s deputies in Chicago. He was held overnight at the St. Charles Police Department and appeared for bond call the following morning. His initial court appearance was set for 9 a.m., Jan. 30, in Courtroom 305 in front of Judge Gallagher. Green remains in custody at the Kane County Jail.

Parker surrendered to authorities at the St. Charles Police Department, posted $500 bond and was released. Her initial court appearance was set for 9 a.m. Jan. 30, in Courtroom 305 in front of Judge Gallagher.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office alleges that the weekend of Dec. 14, 2007, Billek, Parker, Green and 17-year-old Michael York of Elburn were together at Parker’s St. Charles home. York injected heroin supplied by Green, and later lost consciousness and died.

In the mid morning hours of Dec. 16, Parker discovered York deceased in a guest bedroom. After Parker, Green and Billek discussed how to remove York’s body from Parker’s home, Billek and Green drove York to Chicago and abandoned his body in an alley on the city’s west side. No one called 911.

York’s body was discovered by a passerby, who called Chicago police. The autopsy was performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities were unable to determine a cause of death, which is why no one at this time has been directly charged with York’s death.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call St. Charles Police Sgt. Jerry Gatlin at the Department at (630) 443-3739.

The charges against Billek, Green and Parker are not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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