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Byron Smith and his lawyer Steven Meshbesher
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Byron Smith Appeal to Be Filed With MN Supreme Court

The lawyer for a Little Falls man convicted of murdering two teens in his home in 2012 says they have 90 days to file an appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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Byron Smith and his lawyer Steven Meshbesher
Ashli Gerdes, WJON News
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Jury Finds Byron Smith Guilty of Premeditated Murder of Teens in Break-in [VIDEO, AUDIO]

A Morrison County jury has found Byron Smith guilty of murder in the shooting deaths of two teens who broke into his home in 2012.

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Byron Smith
Byron Smith, photo courtesy of Meshbesher & Associates
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Byron Smith Jury Told to Prepare for Lengthy Deliberations

The trial of a Little Falls homeowner who killed two teens during a break-in has been given to the jury after the man's attorney argued the teens would be alive if they hadn't chosen to commit a burglary.

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Photo: Ashli Gerdes
Photo: Ashli Gerdes
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Opening Arguments Get Underway in Byron Smith Murder Trial [VIDEO]

Prosecutors allege a Little Falls man set a trap for two teens, then was lying in wait before shooting and killing them as they broke into his home on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

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Jury Selection Completed in Byron Smith Murder Trial

Jury selection has wrapped up in the case of a Little Falls man standing trial on murder charges.

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Byron Smith
Byron Smith, photo courtesy of Meshbesher & Associates
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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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