Judge Considers Gag Order In Little Falls Shooting Case

Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 6:59 am

The attorney representing Byron Smith, the Little Falls homeowner charged in the deaths of two teenage intruders, has asked a judge to consider a gag order.

The Star Tribune reports that Smith’s attorney Steven Meshbesher argued that statements by the prosecutor were “inflammatory” and could prejudice Smith’s right to a fair trial. Meshbesher filed a motion to restrict lawyers from talking about the case with the media in Morrison County District Court.

Judge Douglas Anderson is expected to decide the issues within the next week. Smith, 64, faces two second-degree murder charges in the Thanksgiving Day shootings of Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 18.

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