Man faces trial in Michigan slayings of 2 brothers
Rogers City — A man from Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula is on trial for the fatal shootings of two brothers, his partners in a produce growing business.
Richard Strzelecki of Posen faces counts of first-degree murder, felony murder and other charges in the January slayings of 60-year-old Eugene Hincka and 48-year-old Henry Hincka.
The Alpena News reports a jury heard a recording of a Presque Isle County sheriff’s department interview with Strzelecki where he says he couldn’t believe he’d killed the men. He told 911 he shot them.
The shootings took place at the Hinckas’ home in Pulawski Township, about 100 miles northeast of Traverse City. Prosecutors say Strzelecki killed them because their business was failing. The defense argues that Strzelecki was criminally insane.
The trial is scheduled to last through Friday.