2012 News Releases

Scott City woman sentenced to prison on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse

Release Date: Mar 02, 2012

Marilyn HoffmanSCOTT CITY – (March 2, 2012) A Scott City woman has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison for second-degree intentional murder and one count of child abuse, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Marilyn Fay Hoffman, 28, of Scott City was sentenced Friday in Scott County District Court. Judge Wendell W. Wurst sentenced Hoffman to 178 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. The crimes occurred on July 10, 2010, resulting in the death of Hoffman’s 3-month-old son. She has remained in custody since her son’s death, July 13, 2010. Ms. Hoffman pled guilty to the crimes on July 12, 2011.  

Assistant Attorney General Christine Ladner prosecuted the case with the assistance of Scott County Attorney John Shirley. The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Scott City and Wichita police departments.

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