A Little Falls man accused of killing two teenage intruders at his home on Thanksgiving Day in 2012 is set to stand trial in April.
A jury trial for Byron David Smith, 65, will begin April 14, according to a court calendar. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for March 25.
Smith, a retired U.S. State Department employee who set up security systems for embassies, was indicted in April on first-degree, premeditated murder charges in connection with the shootings of Haile Kifer, 18, and her cousin, Nick Brady, 17.
Prosecutors have said that Smith shot the teens, who were unarmed, multiple times as they walked down the stairs to his basement about 10 minutes apart.
At a hearing Thursday, Smith pleaded not guilty, according to the Morrison County Record. Read more about the case here.
More From Dateline Minnesota
The Crookston Diocese deemed a shuttered Catholic church in Terrebonne, Minn., too expensive to repair and ordered it burned down.
Minnesota Medical Solutions' attempt to advertise its product runs afoul of Google's "dangerous products" ban.
Dayton plans to meet with local businesses ruined by fire after touring the area
A Meeker County deputy is in jail and facing charges of pilfering from his department's drug drop-off box and Christmas donations.
Federal government targets 40 vets in Cass Lake, White Earth for help, provides $302,000 in rental assistance and support services.