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Murder trial for Timothy Huber will begin April 22 in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR — The jury trial of a rural Paynesville man charged with first-degree murder is scheduled to begin April 22 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

Timothy John Huber, 46, was indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges for the October 2011 shooting death of Timothy Richard Larson in northern Kandiyohi County.

He will be tried before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth from April 22 to May 10 at the Willmar courthouse.

In addition to the trial dates, there is a motion hearing set for March 22 and a pre-trial hearing set for April 16 in the case.

Larson, 43, of Albertville, was killed Oct. 8, 2011, on his father’s rural Belgrade property after a confrontation with Huber and his father, Delbert, that apparently stemmed in part from the Hubers’ farm equipment being parked at the Larson farm. During the court hearings, the Hubers have contended that Larson stole money from Timothy Huber’s wallet and then vandalized their tractors.

The Hubers were both indicted on first-degree murder charges, along with second-degree murder counts. The elder Huber, 82, 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 against Delbert Huber 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.

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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