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Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady murders 11/22/2012 Little Falls, MN *Teens killed when they broke into Byron David Smith’s home; He convicted, sentenced to LWOP

Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady

This is a controversial case. Byron Smith’s home had been broken into several times before this incident. Apparently he was waiting for the intruders and shot and killed them when they came in. The issue that comes into play here is whether it was self-defense or defending his home or murder. If he had just shot them to stop them there would not have been an issue. However, he shot each of them multiple times, especially Kifer, who he even admitted to giving a “finishing shot” and he knew that he shot them more than necessary. Another thing to remember is that Smith did not call the police right away. Far from it – it was several hours before he made a call and that was to a neighbor.

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Demographic Information
MNDOC Offender ID: 243835
Name: Byron David Smith
Birth Date: 06/11/1948
Current Status: Incarcerated as of 04/29/2014. Currently at MCF Oak Park Heights.
Sentence Date: 04/29/2014
Anticipated Release Date: Life without Parole
Expiration Date: Life
Caseworker: Nikki Fossey (651) 779-1366
Current Offense Information
Highest Ranked Offense: Homicide
Court File Number(s): Morrison – 49-CR-12-1882


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