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Hearing in teacher's shooting death rescheduled

WILLMAR — The pretrial hearing that had been set for today in the murder case against Timothy John Huber, 46, has rescheduled to Jan. 15.

The hearing was to be before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth in Kandiyohi County District Court. According to court records, the hearing was canceled because Spilseth is not available for the afternoon hearing.

Huber and his father, Delbert, were both indicted on first-degree murder charges, along with second-degree murder, for their roles in the October 2011 shooting death of Timothy Richard Larson in northern Kandiyohi County.

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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