A jury has found Timothy Huber guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, but not guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, for his role in killing Timothy Larson in October 2011.
The West Central Tribune reports the verdict was delivered at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in Kandiyohi County District Court. The jury of six men and six women began deliberating the case Monday afternoon after seven days of testimony before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth.
The 47-year-old Huber, of rural Paynesville, stood trial on first- and second-degree murder charges in the case. He and his father, Delbert Huber, were indicted on the charges for killing the 43-year-old Larson on Oct. 8, 2011. Delbert Huber shot and killed Larson after a confrontation on the Norman Larson property in rural Belgrade.
County Attorney Jenna Fischer, who led the team of three prosecutors, said the most important finding of the jury was the accountability they put to Timothy Huber for his actions connected to the killing.
“There is relief that a jury of 12 people found him accountable,” Fischer said. “He took no responsibility.”
The range of sentencing under state guidelines for second-degree intentional murder is 306 to 367 months. Fischer noted that the state will ask for the maximum sentence.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 12th.