Nick Brady

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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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Half of the top 10 stories for 2013 have their roots in stories that made the top 10 for 2012, including charges of murder, the passage of same-sex marriage legislation, a Little Falls resident’s fight with City Hall and the fate of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op. While the top four [...]

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Both have ties to teen shot during alleged Thanksgiving burglary By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A Little Falls teen, charged with second and third degree aiding and abetting Nick Brady in a burglary at the home of Byron Smith, appeared in Morrison County Court Tuesday. Another teen was charged in December 2012 for possessing a gun [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Byron David Smith posted bail Tuesday morning and was freed from the Morrison County Jail. Smith is the Little Falls man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer and Nick Brady during an alleged burglary of his home Thanksgiving Day. Having caught statewide attention, camera crews had [...]

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