To the Editor:
Many questions remain in the Byron Smith case that unfortunately did not get answered by the trial or police investigations. The biggest that has never been answered is why those kids happened to go to Smith’s house one hour after he moved his car and is waiting in the basement with two loaded guns, a tape recorder that is running, surveillance cameras turned on, and after having practiced making an appointment with a lawyer. He was waiting for them.
How did he know they were coming? What “mess” was he
cleaning up? If I were the parents, I would want to know what calls or text messages came to my kids’ cellphones just before they left home to go do something. His statements to police seemed to be an attempt to make the story fit the scene, and he had 24 hours to come up with it.
Some neighbors are making statements to help support his story, but I don’t know anyone who would park a car three blocks away from home just in case it might get broken into. It makes me wonder about the rest of the story that has yet to be investigated. — Barb Ernster, Minneapolis, former resident of Little Falls