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Twin Cities man convicted of murdering ex-boyfriend now charged with bank robbery

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A Minneapolis man serving prison time for the murder of his former boyfriend now faces new charges – for what prosecutors say he did while leading authorities on a monthlong manhunt.

According to the Associated Press, federal armed bank robbery charges have been filed against Lyle "Ty" Hoffman for a holdup that occurred while he was on the run from police last summer.

Prosecutors say a gun-wielding Hoffman demanded $20,000 from a teller at a TCF Bank branch in Blaine on August 31, 2014, the news service reports.

That was eight days after the murder of Kelly Phillips, a Boston Scientific executive who was also Hoffman's ex-lover and former business partner.

Hoffman pleaded guilty earlier this year to fatally shooting Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station following an argument over the running of Lush Bar, a nightclub the two operated together.

Fleeing the scene of the killing, Hoffman remained on the lam for weeks until a tip to authorities led to his arrest in September.

He was eventually sentenced to 25 and a half years for the crime.

The Associated Press says the new bank robbery charge was filed by information, which "usually indicates the defendant will plead guilty."

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