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‘I was doing my civic duty’: Murder suspect talks about shooting two teens in self-recorded monologue

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Audio recordings captured conversations Byron Smith had alone in his home following the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shootings of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer.


Several law enforcement agents testified Wednesday at Smith’s murder trial that two digital recorders were recovered from the home. One found in the workroom space of Smith’s basement had dead batteries.

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