Contact Us

Jury Set to Begin Deliberations Tuesday in Byron Smith Murder Trial [VIDEO]

LITTLE FALLS — 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.

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.Read More: Byron Smith Doesn’t Testify, Defense Rests Case | http://wjon.com/byron-smith-doesnt-testify-defense-rests-its-case/?trackback=tsmclip

Judge Douglas Anderson has given the final jury instructions in the Byron Smith murder trial.

The charges include two counts of first degree premeditated murder and two counts of second degree murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nicholas Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer.

The judge told the jury that Smith must meet a set of conditions in order to be found guilty on any of the four charges.

In the counts of premeditated murder the jury will need to decide that Brady and Kifer were killed, Smith caused their deaths, there was intent to kill, Smith acted with premeditation and the deaths happened on November 22nd, 2012.

On the charges of second degree murder the jury must prove that Kifer and Brady were killed, Smith caused their deaths, Smith acted with the purpose of causing their death and the killings happened on November 22nd, 2012.

The law states that if the defendant acts in self defense or defense of their dwelling no crime is committed.

The jury will hear closing arguments at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

The jury has also been instructed to pack a change of clothes with them in case deliberations continue through the night.

Previous Stories

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!