The Timothy Huber murder trial in Willmar is in recess until Monday morning.
KWLM reports the defense called 5 witnesses Thursday morning before concluding their case. Closing arguments will take place next week before going to the jury.
The defense team Thursday called Gene and Carolyn Lauer who live two miles from the Hubers near Paynesville. The Lauers had purchased a tractor from the Hubers in the 1990s and also interacted with them at auctions. Gene Lauer recalled seeing a large bruise on Tim Huber’s head, and Tim told him his father Delbert had hit him. Lauer said whenever he saw Tim and Delbert together, it always appeared Delbert was the dominant one.
Tim Huber’s friend Edward Rossman helped put up siding on the day of the murder of Tim Larson, October 8th 2011. Rossman recalled a phone conversation with Delbert Huber in which he told Rossman he had hit Tim Huber in the head with a baseball ball and he was acting “goofy.” Afterward, Rossman said Tim Huber’s eyes were crossed for a few days.
Timothy Huber is charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Murder for his part in the shooting of Larson on a farm near Belgrade. Delbert Huber admitting firing the shot, but the state is trying to prove Tim knew the shooting would happen and possibly encouraged or consipired with his father.