Man accused in deaths of 2 teens had video, audio recordings


Byron David Smith, 64, who is charged in the fatal shootings of two teenagers in his Little Falls-area home on Thanksgiving Day, had a surveillance system that recorded video of the teens breaking into his home, the St. Cloud Times reports.

There's also an audio recording of the shootings – Smith had an audio recorder running during the break-in, the newspaper reports.

The incident has been controversial, prompting haunting questions in Little Falls, the Star Tribune recently reported. Was Smith just protecting his home or was it cold-blooded murder?

The case also has become a lightning rod for passionate reactions, Pioneer Press columnist Ruben Rosario says. He shares just some of the feedback from readers he got to a recent column he wrote about the killings.

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