Hoffenkamp charged with attempted murder

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 1/26/00.

Diane Hoffenkamp, 37, Hawick, was charged with attempted murder of her estranged husband, assault with a dangerous weapon, burglary, and criminal damage to property.

Hoffenkamp made her first court appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Hoffenkamp was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 13

Bail was set at $70,000.

On Jan. 13, at about 10:37 a.m., Kandiyohi County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident on County Road 9, north of New London.

According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Hoffenkamp and Angie Soine had pulled into Soine's driveway in a pickup truck on County Road 9 when Diane Hoffenkamp pulled in behind them. Daniel told Deputy Shawn Kujawa that his wife got out of her car, went around to the passenger side of the pickup, opened the door, and struck Soine in the face. Daniel got out of the pickup and went around to the passenger side and saw his wife aiming a revolver at his chest.

According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Hoffenkamp said Diane threatened to kill both of them. Daniel was able to grab the gun and push it aside, but the gun went off in the process. Daniel grabbed the gun away from his wife and placed it on top of the car. He struggled with his wife until they fell to the ground. Daniel held Diane down on the ground until she calmed down. He then released her, and she got into her car and drove away without the gun.

Deputy Kujawa and Sergeant Doug Magnuson went into the Soine residence with Daniel Hoffenkamp and Soine and observed the damage done to items in the house.

According to the complaint, Diane had admitted to her husband and Soine that she had entered the residence.

The attempted murder charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. The charge of assault in the second degree with a dangerous weapon carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and/or $14,000 fine; burglary in the second degree carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine; the criminal damage to property and assault charge each carries a penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $700 fine.

Her next court date has not been scheduled.

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