Jury sees graphic images of autopsy gunshot wounds in Smith murder trial

As Dr. Kelly Mills, the medical examiner with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office who performed the autopsies on Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, described gunshot wounds found on the bodies, graphic photos were shown on a large projection screen for the jurors and others present in the courtroom,

Mills pointed out entry and exit wounds for gunshots on Brady’s body — including on the right side of his head, which was a re-entry wound from a gunshot through his hand. Another gunshot grazed his theft thumb and went into his abdomen and another entered his body in his back, near his left armpit and exited  through his upper right shoulder. Kifer was shot six times, with the fatal gunshot wound most likely a close proximity shot behind her left ear.

Mills also provided toxicology reports from the teens. Brady’s toxicology reports came back negative for alcohol or drugs. The report on Kifer came back positive for dextramathorpan, a substance found in over-the-counter cough syrup and a metabolyte of marijuana – not THC.

The two were shot by Byron Smith of Little Falls, on Nov. 22, 2012, after they broke into his home around noon that Thanksgiving Day.

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