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Kandiyohi County, Minn., murder suspects to appear this morning in court

WILLMAR -- A Kandiyohi County grand jury has apparently indicted Delbert Huber and Timothy Huber on first-degree premeditated murder charges for the Oct. 8 shooting death of Timothy Richard Larson, 43, of Albertville, during a dispute in northern Kandiyohi County.

According to the online court calendar for District Judge Donald M. Spilseth, the father and son, both of rural Paynesville, are scheduled to appear on the charges at 11 a.m. today.

A phone call to County Attorney Jenna Fischer was not immediately returned this morning.

Both Hubers have been held in the Kandiyohi County Jail since the day of the murder. Delbert Huber is held on $5 million bail and his son, Timothy, 45, on $1 million bail.

Under Minnesota state law, a grand jury must be convened to indict a person on first-degree murder charges, which are punishable by life in prison. The Hubers had both previously been charged with second-degree murder and Timothy Huber also faced a felony charge of being an accomplice after the fact.

According to court records, Delbert Huber is accused of shooting Larson with a 303 British Enfield rifle during a confrontation over the fact that Larson ordered the Hubers and their farm equipment off farm property owned by Larson's father. Larson was unarmed and was allegedly shot by Delbert Huber while Timothy Huber fed the cattle and chickens at Norman Larson's farm.

According to the complaints against them, the Hubers left Larson's body at the farm along 44th Street Northeast and did not report the killing to law enforcement until more than 12 hours later.

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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