Byron David Smith

The defense for Byron Smith rested its case this morning (Monday, April 28), just before 11 a.m., presenting just three witnesses. Investigator Ross Rolshoven, who completed his testimony started Friday, Smith’s brother Bruce, and two neighbors, John Dillon Lange, 16, and his mother, Kathleen Lange. Smith, 65, was first charged with second-degree murder, then indicted [...]

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Trial may take longer than first anticipated; defense estimates two – three weeks after jury selection By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  At a pre-trial hearing Tuesday, Byron Smith’s defense attorney Steven Meshbesher told the court he would need three to five days to present his defense. That would follow the five days Prosecutor Washington County Attorney Peter [...]

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Two-week block set aside for jury selection and trial By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A pre-trial will be held as scheduled Tuesday, March 25, at 1 p.m., in the case of the state versus Byron David Smith of Little Falls. On March 18, the Minnesota Supreme Court denied a petition to reconsider a Nov. 22, 2013 decision [...]

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Court sets two-week block for jury selection and trial By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A trial date has been set for Monday, April 21 in the case of the state versus Byron David Smith of Little Falls. Smith, initially charged with second-degree murder,  was indicted in April 2013 by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Minnesota Court of Appeals denied a request by Byron Smith’s defense for a discretionary review of a Nov. 22, 2013 decision by Morrison County Judge Douglas Anderson. Anderson denied dismissal of the first-degree murder charges against Smith. Smith, initially charged with second degree murder following the shooting deaths of Haile [...]

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Morrison County District Judge Douglas Anderson  said “no” to a request from Byron Smith’s attorneys to delay proceedings in Smith’s murder case. Smith’s attorney, Steven Meshbesher and Adam Johnson, asked for the delay after filing a petition Dec. 5 for a discretionary review by the Minnesota Court of Appeals of Anderson’s Nov. 22, 2013 decision [...]

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Steven Meshbesher, defense counsel for Byron David Smith, filed a petition Dec. 5, for a discretionary review by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Smith’s defense is asking that the Court of Appeals review the Nov. 22, 2013, denial to dismiss first-degree murder charges in the case. Smith was charged with second degree murder following the [...]

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