A Minnesota man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home in 2012 has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to the victims’ families. Sixty-six-year-old Byron Smith was convicted in April of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Smith was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is appealing.
A Minnesota man who carved the names of himself and his wife near the 1806 signature of explorer William Clark on a national monument in south-central Montana last fall has agreed to pay $4,400 in restitution and fines.
A judge has ordered the Wisconsin man who was convicted of killing his three daughters in Wisconsin to pay restitution to his ex-wife. Last year, Aaron Schaffhausen was handed three consecutive life sentences for the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home.
A Cokato man has been ordered to pay more than $37,000 after drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year in Kandiyohi County.
Two Minneapolis women were sentenced Wednesday in federal court for stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.
The owners of Elysian State Bank claimed they were owed $7,800 as a result of Sandra Bathke’s robbery last December. But Bathke’s attorney and an assistant Le Sueur County attorney agreed on $1,500 in restitution.
A bill was introduced at the State Capitol Thursday that would create a $25,000 restitution penalty for anyone convicted of seriously injuring a police dog.