A Frankfort Square man is due in court today, accused of trying to hire someone to kill a Will County prosecutor while awaiting trial for the 2009 shotgun slaying of a woman whose birds he was watching.

Brian Trainauskas, 36, was charged Tuesday with a single count of solicitation to commit murder in a case being handled by the state attorney general’s office because it involves the alleged attempted arranged murder of a county prosecutor.

Trainauskas is in jail awaiting trial for the 2009 murder of Monica Timar, 36, who police have said may have been killed for the $2,500 she’d recently gathered to file for bankruptcy. She was found rolled in a comforter and stuffed in the truck of her Ford Mustang two days after she was reported missing.

Trainauskas, who lived nearby, allegedly gave police several different stories of what happened, in the final one saying that he and Timar had struggled with a shotgun in his home and it went off, killing her.

The murder case against him has been heavily contested, with Trainauskas alleging that Will County sheriff’s deputies roughed him up in the bathroom before his final videotaped statement.

While in jail, Trainauskas has been busy with a handwritten federal lawsuit he filed in 2010 seeking damages after he was denied access to “books of occult beliefs.” He also was not allowed to receive a newsletter called “The Dragonslayer,” according to his lawsuit.

“I am an incarcerated man in search of a God of my understanding,” Trainauskas wrote. “I am trying to better myself by enhancing my spirituality.”

He is scheduled to appear in bond court today.

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