Jury Sequestered After Failing To Reach Verdict In Double-Murder Trial

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) — After failing to reach a verdict following six and a half hours of deliberations Tuesday night, Cook County jurors were sequestered by the judge in the Timothy Herring double-murder trial and sent to a hotel for the night.

The jury will reconvene at 10 a.m. Wednesday to renew deliberations.

Herring, 24, is charged with killing Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and former CHA cop Stephen Peters.

It was “not enough” for Herring to steal parts of Peters’ prized Ford Mustang on Nov. 26, 2010, Assistant Cook County Thomas Mahoney said during the trial on Tuesday.

“That day, Timothy Herring was not interested in peace. He was interested in violence. He was interested in spilling the blood of Michael Flisk and Stephen Peters,” the prosecutor said, detailing how the then-teenage parolee allegedly shot both victims “execution style” in the head because he didn’t want to go back to…

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