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Delbert Huber, convicted of 2011 murder in rural Belgrade, dies in prison

Convicted murderer Delbert Huber has died in prison. No foul play is suspected.

 WILLMAR — Delbert Huber, the rural Paynesville man sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for shooting and killing Timothy Larson in October 2011, has died.

According to Sarah Latuseck, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections, Huber died Wednesday night. Latuseck could not release further information about Huber’s death, citing data practice guidelines, but said that foul play was not suspected.

There will be an autopsy, she said, noting that all deaths within the DOC custody are investigated and autopsies performed.

Huber, 83, was sentenced in September 2012 to 367 months in prison, the maximum sentence allowed on a second-degree murder charge.

Huber and his son, Timothy Huber, 48, were both indicted on first-degree murder charges for killing Larson, 43, of Albertville. Delbert Huber shot and killed Larson after a confrontation on the Norman Larson property in rural Belgrade. Norman is Timothy Larson’s father.

The first-degree murder charge against Delbert Huber was dismissed as part of a plea agreement in August 2012. 

Timothy Huber was sentenced to 25 years in prison in July 2013. He was found guilty of second-degree murder in a jury trial in May 2013. According to the Department of Corrections website, he is in custody at the Rush City prison and his expected release date is in October 2028.

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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