Bellwood Man Charged With Murder of Bensenville Store Clerk

Kenneth Bardlett is expected in bond court Wednesday morning. He is charged with first-degree murder.

An unidentified male displays a gun minutes before shooting a Bensenville store clerk to death Sunday. (Screen shot from surveillance video provided by Bensenville police)
An unidentified male displays a gun minutes before shooting a Bensenville store clerk to death Sunday. (Screen shot from surveillance video provided by Bensenville police)
A 20-year-old Bellwood man has been charged with the Jan. 14 murder of store clerk Husein Saghir at Sam's Tobacco and Foodmart in Bensenville, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney press release. 

Kenneth Bardlett, of 49th Avenue in Bellwood, is charged with one count of first degree murder. He is expected to appear in bond court at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office in Wheaton. 

Bardlett has also been charged with one count of attempted armed robbery. No further information is available at this time.

READ MORE: Video Clearly Shows Gunman Threaten Bensenville Store Clerk Minutes Before Murder

D L February 12, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Great job police. Death row for this rotten scumbag. But since there isn't a death row in Illinois, just cut his nuts off and lock him in solitary.
Jim Court February 12, 2014 at 09:28 AM
A big, big round of applause to all of those who were instrumental in capturing this less than human being. It is truly sick what he did. This is the part of police work that would get me absolutely thrown off the police force. I know I would react in ways towards this person that would end up with me in trouble. Great job to all involved. This is an example of awesome Police work. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CheKeroauc February 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM
I'm SHOCKED that the gunman was from Bellwood. This never would have happened if he had registered his gun.
Mark C February 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Great work on getting this dangerous criminal off the streets. However, there's still one more to be apprehended. It's troubling to think people covering up for these monsters. You would think someone had to recognize them from the video but kept their mouth shut. Now we can only hope there's a guilty verdict and a life sentence.
Jamie February 12, 2014 at 12:46 PM
I absolutely would like to see justice for the victim and that the murderer gets what he has coming. I am curious though how the suspect was identified. Since both men were wearing hooded sweatshirts. There is one whose face was shown but I do not think I would be able to ID him from the video itself. There was obviously a witness, but this far after the crime, I wonder if the witness was able to remember the faces accurately to ID the correct murderer. I would have to guess that the witness had to have been scared and full of adrenaline. I am reminded of an episode of Brain Games in which a staged fake crime occurred and random voluntary witnesses tried to retell the story and ID suspects and every witness had variations as to what took place and they ID’d the wrong person in the fake crime. I trust that there is more incriminating evidence such as finger prints/DNA, perhaps a license plate caught by another security camera, and a perhaps someone close to the suspect confessing what they knew. It seems that many of these types of cases go unsolved. Does anyone remember the Lane Bryant mass murders in Tinley Park? I hope nobody confuses me for sympathizing with the murderer, I simply hope that if they did catch the right guy, he gets the maximum penalty.
Ercie Berwick February 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Life without parole. Eight hours a day at hard labor, no TV, no nothing except good books. Must read two books a month and write out a book report on each book. Also, he must write down once a month, a thousand times, the following sentence. "I will never kill anybody again as long as I live." And that would be his everlasting punishment if I were the judge sitting on the bench.
Billy Bibblit February 13, 2014 at 09:48 PM
I farted


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