A judge has declined to dismiss a first-degree murder indictment against a Minnesota man accused of shooting two teens breaking into his house. Byron David Smith, 64, is accused in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and her cousin Nick Brady, 16.
Local prosecutors will get help prosecuting the man accused of killing two teenagers who broke into his home near Little Falls on Thanksgiving. Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf said Monday that Washington County Attorney Pete Orput and an assistant will help prosecute Byron Smith.
A central Minnesota man charged with killing two teenage cousins who broke into his home on Thanksgiving is out of jail. Morrison County jail officials say 64-year-old Byron David Smith, of rural Little Falls, posted $50,000 cash as conditional bail on Tuesday morning.