Prosecutors Say Shooting Suspect Played Slots
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Prosecutors are providing new details about the activities on the run of a man charged with killing his ex-boyfriend and business partner at a suburban St. Paul gas station.
Lyle "Ty" Hoffman is accused of shooting Kelly Phillips in Arden Hills August 11th.
He also allegedly robbed a bank in Blaine August 31st.
In an amended complaint filed Friday, prosecutors say Hoffman suffered burns and had red marks on his back consistent with a dye pack that exploded in the robber's backpack.
The document also says he went to a casino the day after the robbery and played slot machines, apparently feeding in dyed money and getting clean money when he cashed out.
The complaint says Hoffman carried over $3,000 in stained money when arrested in Shakopee September 11th.