Opening statements are expected to begin today in the trial of a Chicago man accused of killing a Chicago police officer and a former CHA officer.
Officer Michael Flisk and Stephen Peters were killed in 2010, as Flisk investigated a burglary in Peters’ mother’s garage on the Southeast Side.
Police say Timothy Herring Jr. had broken into the garage to steal parts off Peters’ Mustang. He allegedly stashed the parts in a garbage can and had come back for them when he heard Flisk say he had found a good fingerprint while investigating the break in.
Prosecutors say Herring shot Flisk and Peters in the head.
He allegedly told friends he killed both men because he didn’t want to go back to jail.
Herring was 19-years-old and on parole at the time of the murders.