Jury convicts North Dakota woman of murder in 2022 shooting death of child's father

MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A jury in North Dakota on Tuesday convicted a woman of murder in connection with the shooting death last year of her child's fat...

September 12, 2023
11:20 PM

MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A jury in North Dakota on Tuesday convicted a woman of murder in connection with the shooting death last year of her child's father. Heather Hoffman, 26, of Minot Air Force Base, could be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutors alleged she fatally shot 22-year-old Alex Eckert in a doorway at his apartment in Minot, N.D., in April 2022 during a confrontation with him regarding a child custody dispute. Hoffman's attorney questioned the prosecution's timeline of events on the night of Eckert's death, and who possessed the murder weapon at that time.

Ryan Janke