Smith omnibus hearing rescheduled for August

The omnibus hearing for Byron Smith, Little Falls, has been tentatively rescheduled from Monday, July 1 to Friday, Aug. 30. The decision was made Monday, June 24, during a conference call hearing.

Smith was indicted by a Morrison County Grand Jury in April on two counts first-degree premeditated murder in the 2012 Thanksgiving Day shooting deaths of teen cousins Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady.

Each count carries a penalty of life in prison without parole.

An initial Rule 8 appearance will be held in Morrison County District Court Monday, July 1, at 10 a.m., before Morrison County Judge Douglas P. Anderson.