Timothy Herring Jr. found guilty of slaying 2 men, including Chicago Police officer

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CHICAGO — A jury Wednesday found a 24-year-old man guilty of murder in the killings of a Chicago Police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority officer.

Timothy Herring Jr. was accused of gunning down Chicago Police officer Michael Flisk and former Chicago Housing Authority officer Stephen Peters in 2010.

Prosecutors said Herring burglarized Peters’ car in the South Shore neighborhood, and Flisk was investigating the crime.

Two of Herring’s cousins testified he admitted to killing the victims.

But his public defender said that they turned on Herring, an easy target, in order to collect a $10,000 reward.

Jurors deliberated for six hours Tuesday, and were sequestered overnight.


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