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Byron Smith
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Jury Selection Begins in Byron Smith Murder Trial

The trial of a Little Falls man accused of fatally shooting two teenagers who broke into his house gets underway with jury selection today.

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UPDATE: Boy Accused of Burglary Before Little Falls Deaths

Court documents say a Little Falls teenager who was killed after he broke into a home on Thanksgiving Day had burglarized the same property twice in the months before he was shot.

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Haile Kifer and Nick Brady
Haile Kifer and Nick Brady
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UPDATE: Sheriff: Evidence Links Slain Teens To Other Burglary

The Morrison County Sheriff says they've found evidence that links the two teens who were shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day to another another burglary. Sheriff Michel Wetzel says a search of their red Mitsubishi Eclipse found items reported stolen in the burglary.

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Morrison County Sheriff
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Killing of 2 Minnesota Teens Stirs Up Strong Emotions

Local officials knew the grisly killings of two teenagers who broke into a man's Little Falls home on Thanksgiving Day would stir up strong emotions. Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel says his office has received several calls, some critical of the fact that Byron Smith was charged with murder.

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Haile Kifer and Nick Brady
Haile Kifer and Nick Brady
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Funeral Set for Teens Killed in Little Falls Home

A joint funeral will be held Saturday for two teens who were killed in a Little Falls home. Eighteen-year-old Haile Kifer of Little Falls and 17-year-old Nick Brady of Randall were shot multiple times.

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Morrison County Sheriff
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UPDATE: Little Falls Man Charged in Fatal Shootings [AUDIO]

A Little Falls man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teenagers he says broke into his home. Sixty-four year old Byron Smith was charged in Morrison County Court this (Monday) morning.

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Byron Smith
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Previous Break-In At Little Falls Home Where Teens Shot

The home of a Minnesota man held in the shooting deaths of two teenage cousins has been burglarized at least once before. Byron David Smith of Little Falls told police he shot 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nicholas Brady during a break-in Thursday.

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UPDATE: Little Falls Teenage Shooting Victims Were Cousins

Two teenagers shot and killed in a home near Little Falls have been identified. School officials say the victims were cousins, 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nicholas Brady.

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Morrison County Jail photo
Morrison County Jail photo
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Man Charged With Murder in Little Falls Shooting

Morrison County prosecutors have charged a Hutchinson man with second degree murder in the early Monday shooting death of a Little Falls man. 36-year-old Jason Dominguez is accused of shooting 30-year-old Dustin Brown seven times after a fight about money.

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Review — Deadly Force Justified In Little Falls Shooting

A prosecutor has concluded that law officers were justified when they used deadly force against a Little Falls man following a standoff in December. Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan released his review Thursday of the shooting death of 37-year-old Patrick Jeske.

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