Byron Smith
The Minnesota Supreme Court granted a motion from the Star Tribune to serve as amicus curiae (friend of the court) during the appeal for Byron Smith. Smith, 66, was sentenced in April 2014 to life in prison for first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, af...Read More
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Defense attorneys have filed an appeal with the Minnesota Supreme Court in the Byron Smith murder case. Smith, 66, was convicted in April 2014 of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady, and is currently serving a life sentence without the possibilit...Read More
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The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied a motion made by the Star Tribune, a metro area newspaper, regarding the possible closing of the courtroom during Byron Smith’s trial in April 2014. Smith, Little Falls, was convicted of two counts of first-degree premeditated murder after he shot and killed ...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Little Falls man convicted of first-degree premeditated murder for killing teen cousins Nicholas Brady, 17, and his cousin, Haile Kifer, as they were burglarizing his home in November 2012, took the stand for the first time in Morrison County. Byron David Smith, now...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Attorneys for Byron Smith have appealed his first-degree murder conviction in Morrison County. Smith, who will turn 66 in June, was convicted April 29 in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and her cousin, Nick Brady, 17. The two were shot as they broke into Smith...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Dateline NBC will feature the Byron Smith murder case during an hour-long show. Smith was convicted April 30 of two counts each of first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree murder in the November 2012 shooting deaths of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, after they br...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A year and a half after the shooting deaths of Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 18, Byron Smith was found guilty of two counts of first-degree premeditated murder and two counts of second-degree murder. Smith, 65, shot the teens multiple times after they broke into his ...Read More
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Jurors once again heard Byron Smith’s audio recording of the day he shot and killed Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, after they broke into his home Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012. Smith is charged with two counts each of first-degree premeditated murder and second degree murder for the shootings. In h...Read More
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Audio recordings, surveillance video, photos depict violent deaths By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The first four days of the Byron Smith murder trial in Little Falls brought shocking, often graphic testimony every day. Smith, 65, is accused of first-degree premeditated murder for shooting Nick Brady, ...Read More
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