Ty Hoffman pleads guilty to murder of Lush co-founder Kelly Phillips

Ty Hoffman entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon to a charge of second-degree murder in the Aug. 11, 2014 deadly shooting of former partner Kelly Phillips in Arden Hills, Minn. Phillips, 48, was an executive with Boston Scientific and the co-founder of Lush Food Bar in northeast Minneapolis.

Hoffman, 44, was on the run for a full month after the shooting, allegedly robbing a bank and laundering dye-stained money at casino slot machines before he was captured outside of an Arby's in Shakopee, Minn.

Hoffman had been scheduled to stand trial on Feb. 17.

"We are pleased that the defendant pled guilty as charged today to intentional second degree murder. This plea spares the victim's family and everyone who loved Kelly Phillips the burden and uncertainty of a trial," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. "We also have every confidence that he will be held accountable for the additional crimes associated with the bank robbery in Blaine, Minn."

Read more on the background of this case and the timeline leading up to Hoffman's arrest at http://bit.ly/1GpbhxX 

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