Man who fatally shot ex-boyfriend sentenced for bank robbery 10 Dec 15

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minneapolis man who fatally shot his ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for robbing a bank while on the run.

Forty-five-year-old Lyle Hoffman was sentenced in federal court for robbing a TCF branch bank in Blaine. Hoffman will serve his federal sentence after serving his more than 25-year state sentence for killing 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, an attorney for medical device maker Boston Scientific.

Phillips was shot to death at an Arden Hills gas station in August 2014.

Federal prosecutors say while Hoffman was on the run, he used a gun to demand money from a bank teller. The teller gave Hoffman about $12,000, including a dye pack. When Hoffman eventually was arrested, authorities say he had more than $3,000 in dye-stained money on him.