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Closings set for Minnesota man who killed teens

April 28, 2014
Associated Press

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the trial of a Minnesota man charged with killing two teenagers who broke into his home on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.

The defense rested Monday after 65-year-old Byron Smith, of Little Falls, chose not to testify.

Smith is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady.

He told investigators he was defending himself when he shot the two cousins in his basement because he feared for his life after several break-ins.

Prosecutors say he went too far when he kept shooting the unarmed teens even after they posed no danger.

Judge Douglas Anderson told jurors to pack overnight bags before they return Tuesday morning. He said they'll be sequestered if they don't reach a verdict Tuesday.

 
 

 

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