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Ill. woman and her secret lover allegedly fatally shot her boyfriend so they could be together

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun4,2024

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (TCD) — A 33-year-old woman and her 20-year-old secret boyfriend are accused of plotting to kill the woman’s boyfriend so they could move in together and be in a relationship.

According to NBC Chicago, on Wednesday, May 15, at approximately 5 a.m., Arturo Cantu was shot and killed while walking to his car at his apartment on the 7300 block of West 79th Street. Bridgeview Police officers responded to the scene and found him deceased on the side of his building.

Patch.com reports Cantu tried to protect himself with a pocketknife, but the suspect, Anthony Calderon, allegedly shot him twice. Surveillance footage reportedly showed Calderon leaving the scene in a red car, which officers later located at a McDonald’s. He was arrested two days later on Friday, May 17, on a charge of first-degree murder.

According to WGN-TV, Calderon and Cantu’s girlfriend, Agnieszka Rydzewski, reportedly worked at the same McDonald’s. Calderon and Rydzewski allegedly texted about moving in together after Cantu was killed. The two reportedly also discussed bringing a third person into their scene.

Rydzewski was arrested for solicitation to commit murder.

Calderon reportedly confessed to shooting Cantu and provided specific details about the killing.

Cantu leaves behind a 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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  1. It’s heartbreaking to hear about such a tragic and senseless act. The betrayal and deceit in this situation are unimaginable. My thoughts are with the family of the victim during this difficult time.

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