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March 6, 2017
Byron Smith's attorney files federal appeal
The case against Byron Smith—who is serving two concurrent life sentences, without the possibility of parole, for killing two teens who...
March 6, 2017 - 10:24pm
March 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: Where he belongs
According to a recent writer, Byron Smith should be free. This is being said after the courts have found him guilty of murdering two young people who he believed had burglarized his home eight times. Just because that's what he thought doesn't make it so. Nonetheless, we do not have...
March 16, 2016 - 6:25pm
March 11, 2016
Reader Opinion: Free Byron Smith
Byron Smith returned to his hometown after his life's work, back here to Little Falls in Morrison County, Minnesota. Never bothering anyone. If you were in his position what would you have done if the following had happened to you? Your home would have been broken into eight times....
March 11, 2016 - 11:48pm
March 10, 2016
Minnesota Supreme Court affirms Byron Smith murder conviction
Byron Smith's murder conviction was affirmed by the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday. The supreme court also reversed the lower court and awarded...
March 10, 2016 - 5:44pm
September 3, 2015
Appeal in Little Falls home-intruder killings focuses on court procedures
ST. PAUL - A case that gained national attention on how much force a homeowner can use to defend against an intruder turned into a debate Thursday...
September 3, 2015 - 9:11pm
July 29, 2015
Minnesota Supreme Court to hear Byron Smith's appeal
Byron Smith's appeal will be heard at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 by Minnesota Supreme Court justices, the state court information office reported. Smith,...
July 29, 2015 - 10:41am
April 23, 2015
Supreme court grants Star Tribune request in Byron Smith case
The Minnesota Supreme Court granted the Star Tribune Media Company's request to file a brief in support of Byron Smith's appeal. The decision was filed Thursday. The Star Tribune will not be permitted to participate in oral argument. The Star Tribune argued the court should give...
April 23, 2015 - 7:35pm
April 15, 2015
Smith and Star Tribune file appeals in murder case
Two days after Byron Smith appealed his 2014 double-murder conviction, the Star Tribune Media Company renewed its request to be heard regarding a closed courtroom proceeding during Smith's trial. Monday, Byron Smith's attorneys filed an appeal with the Minnesota Supreme Court. The...
April 15, 2015 - 8:55pm
March 14, 2015
Byron Smith's attorneys will challenge court closure
Byron Smith's attorneys stated they are with certainty going to challenge the district court's closure of the courtroom on April 21, 2014. Adam Johnson, attorney with Meshbesher and Associates, who are representing Smith, said they joined the state in requesting the court grant...
March 14, 2015 - 9:58am
March 11, 2015
Prosecutors ask court to reverse Byron Smith decision on headstones for victims
Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reconsider whether Byron Smith should pay for the gravestones of his murder victims. The state is arguing Smith's affidavit challenging the restitution was filed and served late and it failed to address the issues of paying...
March 11, 2015 - 10:20am
March 3, 2015
Byron Smith will not have to pay for headstones
Convicted murderer Byron Smith will not have to pay restitution for the headstones of the two teenagers he killed in his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. The ruling of the restitution was filed Friday in Minnesota Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Smith filed a motion to...
March 3, 2015 - 8:08pm
February 24, 2015
Closure of courtroom during Byron Smith's trial questioned
Concerns related to the closure of the courtroom to the public during Byron Smith's murder trial are being raised by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. According...
February 24, 2015 - 9:56am
February 20, 2015
Prosecutors seek payment for headstones for Byron Smith's victims
Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to add the cost of grave markers to the restitution convicted murderer Byron Smith is ordered to pay. Smith was sentenced to life in prison for killing two teenagers at his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. "The...
February 20, 2015 - 10:12pm
February 19, 2015
Appeal filed in Byron Smith murder conviction
Appeals regarding sentencing and restitution regarding the Byron Smith murder conviction were filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court. The appellate notice of case filing was made Wednesday. Smith was convicted last year for the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shooting deaths of Haile...
February 19, 2015 - 10:39am
December 31, 2014
Top 10 stories of 2014 - No. 1: Byron Smith goes on trial for double homicide
A 65-year-old Little Falls man was convicted in 2014 for the premeditated murder of two teenagers in a case that raised the question of when...
December 31, 2014 - 6:58pm