Man sentenced in shooting death of woman outside Milford business

Christian Goyne-Yarns was sentenced on Jan. 5 in Dickinson County to life in prison.

Mugshot of Caucasian male, Christian William Goyne-Yarns
Christian William Goyne-Yarns
We are part of The Trust Project.

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The shooter in the February 2022 death of a Spirit Lake, Iowa, woman was sentenced Jan. 5 in Dickinson County Court.

Mason Buhl pleaded nolo contendere to one count of simple domestic assault, dismissing rape charges. Further hearings regarding the reopened 2015 Harrisburg shooting case are scheduled for next week.
If convicted, Connell faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and/or a $40,000 fine, and a mandatory minimum of 144 months, on each of the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.
Rocky Hayes, 47, of Sioux Falls, was charged Jan. 20 with three counts of possessing child pornography, each a Class 4 felony.

Christian Goyne-Yarns, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a Buena Vista County jury on Dec. 9, in the fatal shooting of Shelby Woizeschke, 24. He was sentenced in Dickinson County to life in prison and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the Woizeschke family. A five-year no-contact order was also issued.

Woizeschke was shot at least twice in the parking lot of her workplace, GrapeTree Medical Staffing in Milford, Iowa, on Feb 3. Woizeschke identified Goyne-Yarns, an ex-boyfriend, as the shooter in a 911 call.

Goyne-Yarns was arrested later that morning in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Woizeschke died in a Sioux Falls hospital three days later.

Initially set for Dickinson County, Goyne-Yarns’ trial was moved to Buena Vista County at the request of the defense. Goyne-Yarns also underwent a mental competency evaluation in July.


The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help, contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or .

From semi-strangers to old friends, it's touching to have people wish you the best.
Follow the Globe Minute, our twice-weekly Worthington news and weather podcast, on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts!
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of no more than five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both for each of the charges against him.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both.
Minnesota’s Historic Tax credit had an 11-year run before ending in 2022. Now, advocates of the program are attempting to bring it back.
Follow the Globe Minute, our twice-weekly Worthington news and weather podcast, on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts!
Doyle is scheduled to make her initial court appearance Jan. 31.
The Center for Active Living's racquetball courts were also discussed. They will be repaired, with one of the courts to be retrofitted to better serve CAL members.
May is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Jan. 23.
Members Only
Glynn is scheduled to make her initial court appearance on Jan. 31.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
What To Read Next
“We’ve been really fortunate as far as equipment goes. Things break when it gets cold. The guys have been really good about being careful.”
Area leaders were taking part in Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities event.
Members Only
“With just one student, it was a little challenging,” Tarus said. “... the harvest was a little rough.”
Newspaper industry peers from the Kansas Press Association judged the 3,453 contest entries submitted from 132 Minnesota newspapers.