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Byron Smith Murder Case Featured on Dateline NBC

Ashli Gerdes, WJON News

ST. CLOUD – The Byron Smith murder trial was featured on an episode of Dateline NBC on Friday night.

The case was featured during the entire one hour show. Both the prosecution and defense were interviewed on the program.

The show was also filled with emotional statements from friends and family of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer. Dateline also interviewed Smith’s neighbors, who thought he was innocent. Portions of the audio from the case that Smith recorded were played during the end of the program.

NBC news correspondent Kate Snow conducted the interviews and story.

You can see clips from last nights episode up on the Dateline NBC website.

Smith was convicted on two counts of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder in the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady. The teens were shot after they broke into Smith’s home on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

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