Brian Flatoff found guilty on all 14 counts

Posted: 1:39 PM, Mar 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-09 23:12:40-05

UPDATE: A verdict has been reached in Winnebago County Court. Brian Flatoff has been found guilty on all 14 counts. 


Brian Flatoff returned to Winnebago County Court for day four of a murder trial. 

Flatoff is charged with felony murder after allegedly holding up Eagle Nation Cycle in Neenah in 2015. 

A hostage, Michael Funk, was shot and killed mistakenly by police as he was trying to escape the building. 

Police testified and said Funk was carrying a gun and they thought he was the shooter because he and Flatoff have a similar description. 

On Thursday Flatoff came into court asking for an attorney after previously asking to represent himself. 

Flatoff had fired 10 court-appointed attorneys over the course of his court proceedings. 

Attorney Ben Szilagyi was appointed to take charge of the case. He asked for a new trial because he was not prepared to move forward. 

The judge said the case will move forward and there's no legal reason for a mistrial. 

Court will resume at 8 a.m. Friday.