- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A 24-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to life in prison in the fatal shooting of a city police officer and former Chicago Housing Authority employee who were investigating an auto burglary.

Cook County Judge Margaret Brosnahan sentenced Herring to the mandatory life prison term during a hearing Friday. Timothy Herring was found guilty in May on charges of first-degree murder and burglary.

Prosecutors during the trial described the 2010 deaths of 46-year-old police evidence technician Michael Flisk and 44-year-ol Stephen Peter as cold-blooded slayings. They accused Herring of shooting both men in the head once, then shooting them again after he saw one of them move.

Prosecutors said Herring broke into Peters’ car and shot the men after he found out Flisk found fingerprints during the investigation.

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