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Tim Huber In Court Today on Paynesville Area Murder Case

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WILLMAR -An all-day hearing is taking place at the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in Willmar today for 47-year-old Timothy Huber of rural Paynesville.

The hearing is to determine what evidence and testimony will be allowed during Huber’s murder trial in Willmar starting April 22nd, with a pre-trial hearing slated for April 16th.

Huber is charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder and 2 counts of 2nd Degree Murder for the October 8th 2011 shooting death of 43-year-old Tim Larson of Albertville.

The incident occured on Larson’s father’s farm in Burbank Township after Larson had earlier had an argument with Huber and Huber’s father Delbert.

Last August Delbert Huber, 82, admitted shooting Larson and pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Among those testifying this morning were Debbie Larson, the widow of Tim Larson who talked about how the Hubers would let the Larson’s hunt on their property until Tim Huber accused Tim Larson of letting other people hunt on the land, and the relationship deteriorated. Debbie Larson said at one point Tim Huber was calling them several times a day and wanted them to buy a furnace and tractor from him to give to Larson’s father Norman.

Also testifying were a former Paynesville Police officer who has had past dealings with the Hubers, and officials with Duininck Brothers Inc, who said they had been threatened by or dealth with an angry Delbert Huber over gravel mining issues. Lee and Harris Duininck said Tim Huber seemed to be the calm peacemaker while Delbert seemed to be the more dominant of the pair.

More testimony will take place later today.

Thanks to KWLM in Willmar for this story.

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