A Little Falls man charged with fatally shooting two teenagers who broke into his home has waived his right to testify at his trial in Morrison County. Byron Smith told Judge Douglas Anderson that he had discussed the matter with his lawyer and opted not to take the stand.
The 65-year-old Smith is charged with two counts of first degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer Byron Smith is charged with two counts of first degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady. The teens were shot and killed after breaking into Smith’s home on Thanksgiving Day 2012.and 17-year-old Nick Brady. The teens were shot and killed after breaking into Smith’s home on Thanksgiving Day 2012.
Testimony continues today (Thursday) in the Byron Smith murder trial in Little Falls. The jury in the Byron Smith murder trial was shown autopsy photos of Nick Brady and Haile Kiefer this morning (Thursday). The courtroom heard Ramsey County Medical Examiner, Kelly Mills testify about her autopsy findings.
This is the third day of testimony in the Bryon Smith murder trial in Little Falls. Before the proceedings began this (Wednesday) morning, officials allowed members of the media to take pictures and video in the empty courtroom.
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