Sentencing Hearing Set For Rochester Man Convicted of Murder
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A sentencing hearing has been scheduled in a Rochester murder case.
23-year-old Ty'Jhuan Anderson admitted to second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and illegal possession of a firearm on April 21 to avoid trial for the shooting death of a Rochester teenager. Anderson was charged with killing 18-year-old Mikayal Gordon during a confrontation in a hallway at the Village at Essex Estates Apartment complex on October 30, 2020. A 20-year-old man was also struck by the gunfire and was critically wounded.
Court documents indicated a witness to the shooting identified Anderson as the shooter. It was also in the vehicle that was stopped by Rochester Police shortly after the shooting was reported and the police report described him as belligerent and intoxicated. The evidence also included Snapchat videos taken at a party in the apartment complex that showed Anderson drinking heavily and brandishing a pistol that matched the weapon used in the shooting.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 3. The plea agreement calls for a 17 1/2-year prison sentence.