- Hours after police swarmed their South Chicago neighborhood when a uniformed Chicago police officer and a neighbor were gunned down, Timothy Herring told his cousin that he had killed both men, the cousin tearfully testified Tuesday.
Meosha Menzies, now 24, is one of four female friends or family members Herring allegedly confided in after the 2010 killings of Officer Michael Flisk, 46, an evidence technician and father of four, and Stephen "Sweet Pea" Peters.
Menzies testified reluctantly, mumbling, whispering and frequently remaining silent with her head down under questioning from Assistant State's Attorney Joe Magats, causing her testimony to stretch into two hours.
Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan at times repeated Menzies' inaudible answers loudly enough for a court reporter, the jury and spectators in the packed courtroom to hear.
The prosecution is using re-reading of Grand Jury testimony as the usual suspects have been trying to short-circuit the process. And it turns out that the Sheriff is holding a few other prosecution witnesses in the jail to make sure they show up in court this week. The "no-snitching" urge is still running strong in the hood.
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