Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena announced that Blake Thomas Maloney, age 26 of Farmington, (“Defendant") has been charged* with three counts of Murder in the Second Degree (With Intent)(Not Premeditated) in connection with killing three family members in Farmington. The victims were identified as his mother, 53-year-old Tracy Maloney of Lakeville; his father, 55-year-old Jack Maloney of Farmington; and his brother, 23-year-old Scott Maloney of Farmington.
A summary of the allegations contained in the criminal complaint is set forth below:
Around 9:30 p.m. on October 27, 2021, a Farmington police officer was dispatched to the home of Jack Maloney on a request to check the welfare of Tracy Maloney, who had gone to her ex-husband's house in Farmington on that date to visit her sons, Defendant and Scott Maloney. The officer arrived at the home and knocked on the door which was partially open. The officer could hear sounds from inside and then Defendant answered the door and said “Hello". The officer asked if Tracy Maloney was present in the home, and Defendant replied that she was. The officer asked if he could talk to Tracy Maloney and Defendant invited the officer into the home. Defendant then raised his hands above his head and said “I did something. I murdered them or something". When the officer confirmed Defendant was talking about Tracy Maloney , he placed Defendant in handcuffs for officer safety and asked where Tracy Maloney was located. Defendant replied, “She's up there," indicating the upper level of the home. Defendant said he killed his mother with a hammer. He then said, “I didn't want to use the AR…I killed Scott, they're not my family."
In checking the home, the officer found Tracy Maloney unresponsive on the kitchen floor with a yoga mat over her face. She had numerous contusions on her face and there was a large amount of blood on the floor. The officer observed several traumatic injuries to her head consistent with blows from a hammer. He was unable to locate a pulse and determined she was deceased. Based on Defendant's comment that he had killed other people, the officer went through the home to see if anyone else was injured or deceased. The officer went to the basement where he found a deceased male covered with blankets on a bed. The male had an apparent gunshot wound to his head. The male was identified as Defendant's father, Jack Maloney.
The officer next went to the second level of the home and saw several closed doors with holes in them. The officer checked the rooms by opening the doors. The officer pushed one of the bedroom doors open and found a deceased male, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The male was identified as Defendant's brother, Scott Maloney.
Officers found a hammer with apparent blood on it located at the top of a garbage can in the living room. They also found an AR-15 style rifle in the living room leaning against the couch. During the interview, Defendant told police the following. He didn't believe “Jack, Tracy and Scott" were his family. He killed his brother first by shooting him in the head. He next shot and killed his father by shooting him in the head with an AR 15. He shot and killed his father and brother a couple of days before his mother came to the house on October 27th. He admitted he killed his mother with a hammer because he did not want to use the gun anymore.
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found in the criminal complaint at Criminal Complaint Search. If in custody, a mug shot can be viewed at Inmate Search.
Bail was set in the amount of $2,00,000 without conditions ($1,500,000 with conditions) by Dakota County District Court Judge Kathryn Messerich. Maloney's next court appearance is scheduled for November 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Hastings.
Keena commented: “At this time there is no known motive as to why Defendant murdered his family members. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Tracy Maloney, Jack Maloney, and Scott Maloney, for their great loss."
Keena thanked the Farmington Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for their thorough investigation of this case.
If you have questions, contact Kathy Keena at 651-438-4440.
*Criminal charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant/suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.