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Hearing set for Flatoff trial

Brian Flatoff appears in Winnebago County court, May 16, 2016. (WLUK/Alexa Santos)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) – A hearing has been set for June 21 on a request for yet another delay for the trial of Brian Flatoff, who is charged in connection with the standoff at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah.

Flatoff faces 16 charges for allegedly initiating the standoff at the cycle shop on Dec. 15, 2015. The incident ended after police officers shot and killed one of the hostages, M.L. Funk.

Flatoff is on his seventh set of attorneys for the case, and his trial has been delayed on multiple occasions, in part because of those changes. A two-week trial is currently scheduled for Sept. 18.

His current attorneys, Eric Maciolek and Richard Johnson, were appointed to the case in March. They filed a request for adjournment two weeks ago, with the court taking action today to schedule the June 21 session.

Among the charges Flatoff faces are two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly firing at two police officers, and felony murder for allegedly initiating the sequence of events which resulted in Funk’s death.

Flatoff currently at the Waupun Correctional Institution, serving a sentence on an unrelated case.

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