Waseca Teen Accused In Bomb Plot Will Not Return HomeA Waseca teen who took a plea deal after being accused of plotting a mass killing at his high school will not return home. John LaDue, 19, must be released from jail Thursday because he reached the limit for his conviction of having an explosive device.
Teen In Waseca School Bomb Plot May Return HomeThe teenager who made a plea deal after being charged with plotting to kill his family and set off explosives at his school may end up returning home. According to reports at the CBS affiliate in Mankato, a review hearing was held this week in Waseca County for John LaDue.
Teen In Waseca Bomb Plot Gets 10 Years Of ProbationThe Waseca teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and blow up his school was sentenced Monday to a 10-year stayed prison sentence and 10 years of intense supervised probation.
State Supreme Court Hears Appeal From Byron SmithThe Minnesota Supreme Court heard Thursday the appeal of a Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenagers who broke into his home. Byron Smith shot and killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. A jury found him guilty in 2014. Byron Smith is currently serving life in prison.
Byron Smith Must Pay $21K To Teens' FamiliesA 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.
Woman Gets Life For Drug-Related Murder In Mpls.One of three people indicted on first-degree premeditated murder in a drug-related murder in Minneapolis was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday afternoon.
Premeditated Murder Charges Dropped In Waseca Plot Case Some of the most serious charges facing the Waseca teen accused of planning to bomb his school and kill his parents have been dismissed. According to court documents filed on Monday, a judge dismissed the four counts of premeditated murder facing 17-year-old John LaDue. The judge said that the state failed to show that the teen made substantial steps toward killing anyone.