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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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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Washington County Attorney Pete Orput will assist in the prosecution of the Thanksgiving Day homicide in which Byron Smith of Little Falls is charged with the second degree murders of Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17. Smith, 64, was charged when it was discovered he had shot the alleged burglars [...]

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