$2M Bail for Suspect in Gas Station Killing
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Bail is set at $2 million for a man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station.
Forty-four-year-old Lyle "Ty" Hoffman appeared in Ramsey County court Friday, one day after his arrest in Shakopee following a monthlong manhunt across the Twin Cities area.
Hoffman is charged with intentional second-degree murder in the Aug. 11 shooting death of 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, an attorney and a vice president for the medical device company Boston Scientific. He's also suspected of robbing a bank in Blaine.
Reports say Ramsey County Attorney John Choi told a news conference that additional charges are possible. Choi says prosecutors are still investigating the bank robbery and whether anyone helped Hoffman elude authorities during his month on the run.