The jury trial in the murder case against 46-year-old Timothy John Huber of Paynesville is expected to last three weeks and will likely be scheduled for April or May.
Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer also said Tuesday that attorneys expect a full week of jury selection.
Huber faces first- and second-degree murder charges for the October 2011 shooting death of 43-year-old Timothy Richard Larson in northern Kandiyohi County.
The West Central Tribune reports Carter Greiner, Huber’s public defense attorney, declined to comment on whether or not he will seek a change of venue in the case.
The attorneys met in chambers with District Judge Donald M. Spilseth for about 45 minutes this afternoon, with no action taken on the record in the Kandiyohi County District Court.
Huber and his father, 82-year-old Delbert, were both indicted on first-degree murder charges, along with second-degree murder, in the case.
The elder Huber 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 was dismissed.
Larson, of Albertville, was killed Oct. 8, 2011, on his father’s rural Belgrade property after a confrontation with the Hubers that apparently stemmed in part from the Hubers’ farm equipment being parked at the Larson farm.