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Ty Hoffman Trial Set To Begin Next February

The man who is accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner in an Arden Hills gas station parking lot last summer will stand trial in February. Attorneys failed to reach a plea deal for Lyle “Ty” Hoffman on Monday.

12/15/2014

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Burnsville Man Charged In Fatal Mpls. Drive-By Shooting

A Burnsville man faces murder charges in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in south Minneapolis last February. Reginald Myers, 34, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 23.

12/15/2014

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Charges: Man Wearing Body Armor Attacked Deputy With Machete

A 23-year-old man faces serious charges after he allegedly tried to attack a Hennepin County deputy with a machete while wearing body armor and a helmet.

12/09/2014

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Gun Seized In Traffic Stop Linked To NE Minneapolis Murder

A gun found during a routine traffic stop in north Minneapolis lead to charges in an unsolved northeast Minneapolis murder. Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 36, had just gotten off a city bus near 22nd Avenue Northeast and 7th Street Northeast back in September. It was early on a Sunday morning when he was shot and killed. Investigators believe it was a robbery gone bad.

12/02/2014

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South Dakota Man Killed 3 Before Killing Himself, Police Say

Investigators say a young man murdered three people and injured a fourth before killing himself Saturday morning.

11/22/2014

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Byron Smith Must Pay $21K To Teens’ Families

A Minnesota man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home in 2012 has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to the victims’ families. Sixty-six-year-old Byron Smith was convicted in April of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Smith was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is appealing.

11/18/2014

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Woman Gets Life For Drug-Related Murder In Mpls.

One of three people indicted on first-degree premeditated murder in a drug-related murder in Minneapolis was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday afternoon.

11/13/2014

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Minneapolis Man To Get Life For Backyard Slaying

A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted Tuesday of killing a man in his backyard in a robbery gone bad.

11/05/2014

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Murdered UMD Student Honored By Softball Team

A college athlete believed to be killed by her boyfriend was honored Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

10/18/2014

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Not Guilty Plea Entered For Hoffman In Gas Station Killing Case

Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, the man accused of killing his ex-boyfriend at an Arden Hills gas station, is set to be in court around 1 p.m. Friday.

10/03/2014

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Hoffman Was Allegedly Trying To Change Out Dyed Money At Mystic

New details have been released in the Ty Hoffman case. Hoffman has been charged with second degree intentional murder for killing his former boyfriend Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station on Aug. 11.

09/26/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged In Wife’s Overdose Death

Prosecutors have charged a northern Minnesota man with murder in his wife’s drug overdose death.

09/22/2014

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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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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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Sheriff: Reward Up To $40K To Find Arden Hills Murder Suspect

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has increased the reward to $40,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Ty Hoffman, the man suspected in an Arden Hills murder and Blaine bank robbery. A warrant is out for Hoffman’s arrest in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

09/10/2014

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