Contempt of Court Delays Sentencing For 2020 Rochester Murder
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The sentencing hearing for a Rochester man convicted of second-degree murder has been continued until this fall.
23-year-old Ty'Jhuan Anderson was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday but the judge presiding over his case pushed his hearing back to October 11th while he is punished for being in contempt of court. The judge has ordered him to spend 90 days in jail after recently finding him in contempt for his failure to participate in his pre-sentence investigation.
Anderson was allowed to remain free on a $250,000 bond after he entered into a plea deal in April and admitted to the murder charge, first-degree assault, and illegal possession of a firearm. The court issued a warrant for his arrest late last month after he failed to report for a required court hearing. He was apprehended by Rochester police last week. Anderson is now being held in the Olmsted County Jail without bail and the judge handling his case also issued an order forfeiting his $250,000 bond.
Anderson was charged with shooting and killing 18-year-old Mikayal Gordon and critically wounding a 20-year-old man during a confrontation in the hallway at the Village at Essex Park apartment complex on the night of October 30, 2020. The plea agreement calls for a 17 1/2-year prison sentence.