Homicide

Law, Judge, Justice

Wisconsin Man Pleads In Dismemberment Slaying

A Wisconsin man has pleaded no contest to a homicide charge after being found competent to stand trial on charges of fatally shooting and dismembering a Minnesota man. Twenty-eight-year-old Kou Thao of Wausau pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree intentional homicide in the death of 58-year-old Tong Pao Hang, of St. Paul, Minnesota.

09/17/2014

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Minneapolis Shooting

Police say one person is dead following a shooting near the intersection of 23rd and Fremond Avenue North in Minneapolis. Police said that one other person was also injured. The shooting happened at about 3:40 p.m.

09/16/2014

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Ty Hoffman’s Bail Set At $2 Million

After a month on the run, suspected killer Ty Hoffman appeared in court on second-degree murder charges Friday afternoon, and bail was set at $2 million. Hoffman was formally charged Thursday with second-degree intentional murder. On Friday afternoon, he appeared in court wearing a bulletproof vest and no handcuffs.

09/12/2014

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13-Year-Old Charged As Adult In Racine Stabbing

Prosecutors have filed adult attempted homicide charges against a 13-year-old boy for allegedly stabbing an 11-year-old girl as she was walking home from school in Racine.

09/12/2014

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Shakopee Police: Ty Hoffman Arrested Without Incident

Shakopee Police say that they have arrested Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, who is suspected of shooting and killing a man at an Arden Hills gas station last month. Police received a report of a suspicious man in the Southbridge Crossing Shopping Center in Shakopee at about 10:17 a.m. Thursday.

09/11/2014

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Fiancé, Family Still Shaken After Hoffman’s Arrest

The arrest of a man suspected of fatally shooting his former boyfriend and business partner in Minnesota has brought elation and relief to an Iowa family. Thursday’s arrest in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee marked the end of a month-long manhunt for Lyle “Ty” Hoffman.

09/11/2014

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Police: 1 Dead In South Minneapolis Stabbing

Police say one person is dead after a stabbing in south Minneapolis late Wednesday night, and a suspect is still at large. Minneapolis Police were called to the 2400 block of Ogema Place at about 9:41 p.m. on a report of a stabbing.

09/11/2014

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Former Wis. Deputy Charged In Double Homicide

Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne filed two charges of first-degree intentional homicide against Andrew Steele on Friday. Steele would face mandatory life in prison if he’s convicted.

08/29/2014

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Public Memorial Service Thursday For Kelly Phillips

There will be a public memorial and candlelight service Thursday for the man who police say was killed by his ex at an Arden Hills gas station. Kelly Phillips was shot multiple times at a gas station in Arden Hills on Aug. 11 and died from injuries in the incident.

08/27/2014

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Fmr. Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested In Connection With Fitchburg Double Homicide

A former sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele’s home on Friday.

08/24/2014

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Friends Collect $10K In Reward Fund To Find Arden Hills Suspect

Friends of the man gunned down at a Twin Cities gas station have now created a reward fund in hopes of finding the shooter, and have already collected $10,000. Kelly Phillips was shot and killed at a Holiday gas station in Arden Hills last week. Police believe Phillips’ ex-boyfriend Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is responsible for his death.

08/20/2014

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Authorities ID Victims In Minneapolis Shooting, Stabbing

Authorities have identified two victims who were killed after a violent night to start the weekend in Minneapolis. A 53-year-old man died in a shooting in south Minneapolis Friday night., and a 46-year-old woman died in a stabbing early Saturday morning.

08/17/2014

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Ex-Cop Charged With Homicide Says Death Accidental

A former Wisconsin police officer killed a 19-year-old college student from Oregon during a choking game that went too far, hid her body in a suitcase she brought to their sex date and then kept her body in his refrigerator for months, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

08/05/2014

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Man, 41, Shot Dead In N. Mpls. After Apparent Bus Argument

A man was shot and killed after stepping off of a Metro Transit bus Thursday evening in north Minneapolis. Police say the fatal shooting happened near Penn Avenue North and North 26th Avenue just before 7 p.m.

07/24/2014

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St. Paul Man Gets 34+ Years For Choking Woman To Death

A 24-year-old St. Paul man will spend more than 34 years in prison for choking a woman to death last September. Sammy Devel Henderson pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder back in May in connection with the death of Sherell Montrese Craighead on Sept. 4, 2013.

07/16/2014

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