An omnibus hearing scheduled for today (Thursday) has been canceled in the case of 81-year-old Delbert Edwin Huber, the rural Paynesville man indicted on first-degree murder charges for shooting and killing an Albertville man last fall in northern Kandiyohi County.
Huber’s next hearing is now May 16th in Kandiyohi County District Court. As of Wednesday afternoon, no attorney had filed a certificate of representation acknowledging that he or she is acting as Huber’s attorney. A two-week jury trial for Huber is set to begin June 18th.
Huber and his son, 46-year-old Timothy John Huber, both face first-degree murder charges for their roles in the October 8th death of 43-year-old Timothy Richard Larson.
According to the criminal complaint, Delbert Huber allegedly shot and killed Larson during a confrontation over the fact that Larson ordered the Hubers and their farm equipment off farm property owned by Larson’s father in rural Belgrade.
Delbert Huber was denied court-appointed counsel because of his assets. He has appeared seven times in court without a lawyer and has repeatedly said he and family members are attempting to hire an attorney. He said during a January 23rd hearing that he could have a lawyer in time for todays now-canceled hearing.