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Pre-trial hearing this afternoon for Timothy Huber in murder case

WILLMAR — The 46-year-old Paynesville man facing murder charges for his role in killing a man in October 2011 is scheduled to appear in District Court this afternoon.

Timothy John Huber is scheduled to appear before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth in Kandiyohi County District Court for a pretrial hearing on first- and second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of Timothy Richard Larson in northern Kandiyohi County.

Huber and his father, Delbert, were both indicted on first-degree murder charges, along with second-degree murder, in the case.

 The elder Huber, 82, 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.

 Timothy Huber faces the possibility of spending life in prison, if he is convicted of first-degree murder. He has been held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $1 million bail since the day of the shooting.

 According to the Department of Corrections website, the elder Huber is in the Minnesota Corrections Facility at Faribault.

 Larson, 43, 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.

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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