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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 to a request filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court, closure of the courtroom took place April 21, 2014, for discussion of...
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 self-defense crosses the line. Byron Smith was accused in the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shooting deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and her cousin Nicholas...
December 31, 2014 - 6:58pm
November 19, 2014
Byron Smith ordered to pay restitution for killing of two teenagers
Byron Smith, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing two teenagers at his home in Little Falls, was ordered Tuesday to pay restitution of about $21,000 to the families of his victims. Smith was convicted April 29 of two counts of first- and second-degree murder in the shooting...
November 19, 2014 - 11:40am
August 26, 2014
Smith testifies on restitution issue
LITTLE FALLS - Byron Smith, the convicted murderer of two Little Falls area teenagers, testified in court Tuesday to contest the amount of restitution prosecutors are asking him to pay for the Thanksgiving Day 2012 deaths. Smith was convicted of the two murders of Haile Kifer, 18,...
August 26, 2014 - 4:59pm
June 19, 2014
Crossing the line
All too often we've heard the phrase "crossed the line," as in Byron Smith "crossed the line" in defense of his life. We all know what a line is, but let's be clear. A line is an extremely narrow, but clearly obvious mark. So what exactly is this "line" that he crossed? What is...
opinion / reader opinion
June 19, 2014 - 5:18pm
June 4, 2014
Appeal filed in Byron Smith, Little Falls murder case
ST. PAUL - An appeal has been filed in the case of a Little Falls man convicted of first-degree murder for killing two teenagers after they entered his home, a TV station reported. KARE 11 in Minneapolis reported that the defense attorney for Byron Smith said the appeal documents...
news / crime
June 4, 2014 - 11:47pm