Previous break-in at Minn. home where teens shot

Published On: Nov 26 2012 11:09:29 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2012 11:09:23 AM CST
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) -

The home of a Minnesota man held in the shooting deaths of two teenage cousins has been burglarized at least once before.

Byron David Smith of Little Falls told police he shot Haile Kifer, 18, and Nicholas Brady, 17, during a break-in Thursday. But authorities say his actions exceeded reasonable self-defense and plan to charge him Monday.

Smith's brother, Bruce Smith, tells the Star Tribune it was the eighth burglary at Byron Smith's home in recent years.

The only report the Morrison County sheriff's office has is for one break-in on Oct. 27. It shows Byron Smith reported losing cash, gold coins, two guns, photo equipment and a ring.

Bruce Smith declined to talk to an Associated Press reporter Monday.