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Timothy Huber to appear Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court

WILLMAR--A settlement conference has been set for Friday in the murder case against Timothy John Huber, 50, of Paynesville. Huber has been imprisoned since he was convicted in 2013 of second-degree murder with intent and second-degree murder whil...

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WILLMAR-A settlement conference has been set for Friday in the murder case against Timothy John Huber, 50, of Paynesville.

Huber has been imprisoned since he was convicted in 2013 of second-degree murder with intent and second-degree murder while committing a felony in connection with the 2011 murder of Albertville teacher Tim Larson.

But this spring, Huber's 2013 conviction was overturned by the Minnesota Supreme Court, who ruled the jury had been given incorrect instructions in the original trial.

Huber has been held in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending a new trial, set for October, on the two counts of second-degree murder.

Friday's settlement conference, which was added to the court calendar Wednesday, has the potential to decide the outcome of the case if Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker and Huber's attorney Carter Greiner negotiate a plea agreement.

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However, as of Wednesday, the trial is still scheduled. It's set to run for two weeks, beginning Oct. 24.

Huber was allegedly with his father, Delbert Huber, on the rural Belgrade farm where Delbert Huber fatally shot Larson. The elder Huber pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder and died in prison two years ago.

Timothy Huber was convicted by way of the "liability for crimes of another" portion of Minnesota law, which says that a person is criminally liable for the crime committed by another if the person "intentionally aids, advises, hires, counsels, or conspires with or otherwise procures the other to commit the crime."

In July, Greiner filed documents asking a judge to dismiss the entire murder case against Huber.

He contended that there was not sufficient evidence to charge Huber, that there was equal evidence of both innocence and guilt, and that the prosecution's closing argument at the 2012 grand jury indictment was improper and swayed the jury to indict.

That was thrown out Aug. 30, when Judge Donald Spilseth wrote that the state did not err in its initial charges and grand jury indictment of Huber and that the trial would proceed.

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