Jury selection begins in Flatoff trial

Posted: 6:07 PM, Mar 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-06 16:13:32Z
Jury selection begins in Flatoff trial

Jury selection is expected Monday for Brian Flatoff’s trial, one that’s expected to last over two weeks.   

Flatoff is facing over a dozen charges, including felony murder, after holding up the “Eagle Nation” motorcycle shop in Neenah with a gun back in December 2015 and taking hostages.

Michael Funk was one of them, killed by police while trying to escape the building.

"I just think he was a really great guy, a disabled veteran, just a fantastic guy and I know he's missed by everybody here,” said owner Steven Erato during a remembrance walk months ago.  

Flatoff has since dismissed several court appointed attorney's saying each let him down. He’s choosing to represent himself as the trial gets underway and already made arguments last week.

"Between the Public Defender's Office and the District Attorney's Office, they have whether knowingly or unknowingly, conspired in this case to destroy evidence or withhold evidence,” Flatoff said in court.

Flatoff could face close to 300 years in prison if convicted.