Day Four of the Little Falls man’s, who killed two teenagers who broke into his house, murder trial. During their final day of calling their witnesses, the prosecutors had their medical examiner explain to the jury how the two teenagers died.
Medical Examiner Kelly Mills says Nick Brady was shot three times and all three were fatal shots. However the defense pointed out although they were fatal they weren’t instant kill shots and Brady could have fired back at Smith if he was armed. Mills also said Haile Kifer was shot six times, five times in the lower lever living room and once in the workroom, which smith had called, “a good clean finishing shot.” However Mills says Kifer was already dead before Smith took that shot.
Bryon Smith’s defense attorney, Steve Meshbesher says, “I was very pleased that she told the truth on that. Because that last shot, was the ugly shot and if she was already dead it really from a legal standpoint doesn’t have much significance. But I can’t comment more than that.”
The defense’s first witness was the deputy who responded to Smith October 27th burglary report. The deputy said he took pictures around Smith’s house and was unable to successfully match fingerprints. He also said in his report that Smith thought the suspects were two grown men that lived in the area. Also that he didn’t investigate when Smith informed that of an adjacent property had a screen door ripped off eight days before the shooting.
The deputy’s report stated Smith followed up multiple times supplying them with extra evidence to help them find who broke into his house in October. That report also has two supplemental follow-ups after the shooting.
The defense will continue tomorrow morning with their first witness. The prosecutors have yet to cross-examine him.