MINNEAPOLIS (TCD) -- A 44-year-old man was recently sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating his girlfriend in February 2021.
According to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, on Sept. 9, a jury found Timothy Heller guilty of first-degree domestic abuse murder and second-degree murder while committing a felony. On Sept. 23, he was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years.
Court documents obtained by WCCO-TV reveal Heller assaulted 36-year-old Lacy Jo Krube on Feb. 20, 2021, at a home in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She lost consciousness and died from her injuries. Before her death, Krube allegedly told Heller she had stomach pain.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office reportedly concluded that Krube died from a ruptured stomach and acute peritonitis. She suffered multiple injuries from the beating, WCCO reports.
During a search of the bedroom, investigators reportedly found evidence of blood and damage to the drywall.