Full coverage: Little Falls shooting

  • Byron Smith, who shot two teens to death after a break-in on Thanksgiving Day 2012, was convicted of four murder counts. The jury needed only three hours to weigh self-defense claims. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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Washington County special prosecuter Peter Orput spoke with media members after the case went to the jury in the Byron Smith case.

Byron Smith re-enters court for the last time as a free man before hea...

Byron Smith's basement stairs. Smith sat in chair behind the book shelf on the right.

  • Reaction to Byron Smith verdict

    Publish / Update April 30, 2014 1:15 PM

    Reaction from family and attorneys after Byron Smith is found guilty of premeditated murder.

Kimberly Brady, mother of Nick Brady, became emotional while speaking after Byron Smith was found guilty of killing her son.

At a news conference held after Byron Smith was found guilty, friends and family members of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer applauded law enforcement members involved in the investigation.

Caption: Byron Smith Credit: Minnesota Department of Corrections

  • Audio from Little Falls shooting scene

    Publish / Update April 30, 2014 1:15 PM

    Editor's note: The audio that the Little Falls jury heard from the shooting scene inside Byron Smith's house includes graphic content.

Attorney Steve Meshbesher, right, walks his client Byron Smith into the courtroom at the Morrison County Courthouse in Little Falls April 28, 2014. (Courtney Perry/Special to the Tribune)

Byron Smith made his way through security at the Morrison County Court...

Byron Smith, center, comes out of a Morrison County courtroom in Littl...

Byron Smith made his way through security at the Morrison County Courthouse, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Little Falls, Minn.

Byron Smith, center, comes out of a Morrison County courtroom in Littl...

Byron Smith made his way through security at the Morrison County Courthouse, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Little Falls, Minn.

Byron Smith made his way through security at the Morrison County Courthouse, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Little Fall, MN. The 65-year-old is charged with the killings of Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17, who broke into his home on Thanksgiving Day, 2012. ] (ELIZABETH FLORES/STAR TRIBUNE) ELIZABETH FLORES • eflores@startribune.com

Byron Smith’s brother walked past the bedroom window where Brady and Kifer broke in at Smith’s home on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Smith shot the teens and waited a day before reaching out to a neighbor, who called authorities. Audio of the killings in Smith’s basement was recorded.

It's been weeks since Byron Smith killed two teens he caught breaking...

Byron David Smith

Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady.

Mourners embraced following the funeral service.

Mourners embraced following the funeral service.

Crystal Shaeffel 27, of Little Falls, was tearful after walking up the...

COURTESY KARE-11. Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady.

COURTESY KARE-11. Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady.

Family members of the victims listened as Morrison County Sheriff Mich...

Rachel Brady, sister of Nick Brady, 17, and cousin of Haile Kifer, 18,...

Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady.

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