Trial pushed back in Minot murder case

Heather Hoffman
Heather Hoffman(KMOT)
Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 6:05 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D. (KMOT) – The trial date for a woman from Minot Air Force Base accused of fatally shooting a man in an apparent child custody dispute has been rescheduled.

Prosecutors charged 25-year-old Heather Hoffman with murder in the April 2022 shooting death of 22-year-old Alexander Eckert.

Hoffman was supposed to stand trial April 24, but it’s now been changed to June 26.

She remains in custody on a half-million-dollar bond.

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