A district judge has denied a motion to dismiss the grand jury indictment against 46-year-old Timothy John Huber for his role in the October 2011 shooting death of Timothy Richard Larson in northern Kandiyohi County.
In an order issued Thursday, the West Central Tribune reports District Judge Donald M. Spilseth denied both the defense motion to dismiss the grand jury indictment and a motion to suppress evidence obtained in a search of Huber’s farm equipment parked on a neighboring property.
A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled for December 18th in Kandiyohi County District Court.
The 43-year-old Larson, of Albertville, was killed October 8th, 2011, on his father’s rural Belgrade property after a confrontation with Huber and his father, Delbert, apparently stemming in part from the Hubers’ farm equipment being parked at the Larson farm.
The Hubers were both indicted on first-degree murder charges, along with second-degree murder. The elder Huber, 82, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in August. He was sentenced in September to 367 months in prison, the maximum allowed sentence for second-degree murder. As part of a plea agreement, the first-degree indictment against Delbert Huber was dismissed.
Timothy Huber faces the possibility of spending life in prison, if he is convicted of first-degree murder. He has been held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $1 million bail since the day of the shooting.