Nick Brady
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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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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Four of the 14 jurors interviewed today, Tuesday, April 15, were selected in the Byron Smith murder trial. Smith was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of teen cousins Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17,  when he said they were burglarizing his Little Falls home o...Read More
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