Heller sentenced to lifetime prison term for fatal beating of girlfriend
On Sept. 23, 44-year-old Timothy Heller was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend in February 2021, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.
A jury found Heller guilty of two counts of murder on September 9, 2022: First Degree Domestic Abuse Murder and Second Degree Murder While Committing a Felony.
Heller was sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years at the Department of Corrections.
Victim impact statements were read at the sentencing by the victim's daughter and cousin.
Victim survivors of intimate partner violence are encouraged to call the Domestic Abuse Service Center (DASC) at 612.348.5073, or visit DASC, which is located on the lower level of the Government Center, and open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If assistance is needed beyond hours of operation, please contact Day One via phone at 1-866-223-1111 or text at (612) 399-9995.
Resources can also be found by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 or text START to 88788.