Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Ex-Boyfriend
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A man charged with gunning down his ex-boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station last summer has pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder.
Lyle "Ty" Hoffman entered his plea Friday in Ramsey County District Court. He admitted to shooting 48-year-old Kelly Phillips on August 11th.
Prosecutors will seek a sentence of 25-and-a-half years in prison when Hoffman is sentenced on March 17th.
Hoffman allegedly shot Phillips as the Boston Scientific attorney begged for his life.
Hoffman eluded police for a month, and was arrested after he was seen at a fast-food drive-thru in Shakopee. He's also accused of robbing a bank while on the run.