Thursday, May 1, 2014
(Little Falls, MN) -- Byron Smith will spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction yesterday in Little Falls for the shooting deaths of two teenagers who broke into his home. Jurors needed just three hours to return guilty verdicts on four murder charges. Eighteen-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady were unarmed when they broke into Smith's home and were shot to death in the basement. On a recording played during the trial, Smith is heard saying he didn't see the intruders as human after shooting the two.