Wrongful Death Lawsuit 26 Jan 12

The family of Timothy Richard Larson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the two rural Paynesville men accused of shooting and killing the 43-year-old Albertville man in October in northern Kandiyohi County.

The West Central Tribune reports the lawsuit, filed in December in Wright County, was originally against 81-year-old Delbert Edwin Huber and his son, 45-year-old Timothy John Huber, but was later amended to add Delbert Huber’s niece, Cherry DeMarais, and his sister, Elise Wagner, of Howard Lake.

The amendment alleges “fraudulent conveyance” of Delbert Huber’s land, by DeMarais and Wagner via a quitclaim deed, according to Ryan Vettelson, attorney for Debra Larson, Larson’s widow. In addition to his wife, Larson is survived by two sons, 12-year-old Caleb and 8-year-old Isaiah; his parents; and three siblings.

The lawsuit notes that two quitclaim deeds were executed on November 23rd by Delbert Huber. The deeds were filed on November 28th and transferred ownership of the 80 acres of Huber’s land in Kandiyohi County to DeMarais and Wagner.

Vettelson says “It looks like he is moving assets,” and “We want to try to preserve and recover as many of his assets as we can for the family of the victim.”

Both Hubers were indicted by a Kandiyohi County grand jury on November 17th on murder charges for their roles in the October 8th death of Larson.

Delbert Huber allegedly shot Larson with a 303 British Enfield rifle during confrontation over the fact that Larson ordered the Hubers and their farm equipment off farm property owned by Larson’s father in rural Belgrade.