Pair arrested in Arizona and charged with fatal beating of 71-year-old Allen Levin in his Albany Park home

Elijah Timatyos (left) and Michael Bembea | Cook County sheriff's office

Elijah Timatyos (left) and Michael Bembea | Cook County sheriff’s office

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Two north suburban men arrested last month in Arizona have been charged with the January beating death of 71-year-old Allen R. Levin in his Albany Park neighborhood home in January.

Elijah Timatyos, 23; and Michael Bembea, 24, both face charges of of first-degree murder, home invasion causing great bodily harm, and burglary in connection with the Jan. 27 incident, according to Chicago Police.

Timatyos and Bembea, both originally from Lincolnwood, were arrested Feb. 20 in Phoenix, Arizona, police said.

About 2 p.m. Jan. 27, officers conducting a well-being check at a home in the 4800 block of North Ridgeway found Levin lying on the ground with visible signs of trauma to the head, neck and body, authorities said at the time.

Levin, who lived in the home, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy found he died of multiple injuries suffered in an assault and his death was ruled a homicide.

On Monday, Timatyos and Bembea were ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. Timatyos is next scheduled to appear in court March 15, while Bembea is scheduled for a hearing March 11.

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