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Delbert Huber

Confrontation led to killing in Kandiyohi County, Minn.

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WILLMAR -- Unconditional bail was set this morning at $5 million and $1 million for the father and son accused in the Saturday shooting death of Timothy Richard Larson, 43, at a rural Belgrade residence.

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Delbert Huber, 81, and Timothy Huber, 45, of rural Paynesville, each are charged with second-degree murder in Kandiyohi County District Court. The younger Huber also faces a felony charge of aiding an offender. Both make their next court appearance on Oct. 24.

According to the complaints against the men, Larson and the Hubers had an argument on Friday evening. Larson, of Albertville, had arrived to find the men on his father's farm property and had told them to leave and move their machinery off the property. The Hubers said that the father, Norman Larson, had hired them to do his chores, feeding cattle and chickens, while he was away at a wedding out of state.

The Hubers returned around 7 a.m. Saturday to do the farm chores, despite Larson's instructions not to return as he would take care of the place. Delbert Huber brought along a 303 British Enfield rifle and shot Larson, who was unarmed, in the chest during the ensuing argument.

Delbert Huber allegedly told investigators that Larson was "dead right away" and that he didn't move from where he lay. The men left the farm place and returned around 7 p.m. Saturday to again do the farm chores. That's when Delbert Huber called 911 to report he had killed someone.

Read more about the charges against the Hubers and about their arraignment hearing in Wednesday's West Central Tribune, and continue to follow the case here at wctrib.com.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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