Murder Trial Update 16 May 12

A Kandiyohi County judge has ruled that the state may need to pay for a lawyer for an 81-year-old Paynesville man facing 1st-degree murder charges. Delbert Huber is accused of shooting and killing an Albertville man last fall, and is scheduled to be back in court today (WED). Huber and the prosecution will reportedly be discussing whether the case should go to trial starting June 18th or be delayed until August while it is determined who will pay for his attorney. Huber and his son, 46-year-old Timothy John Huber, were both indicted on 1st-degree murder charges for their roles in the October 8th, 2011, death of 43-year-old Timothy Richard Larson in rural Belgrade. Both remain in custody and face the possibility of life in prison. Delbert Huber continues to claim that he is still attempting to hire an attorney, and multiple applications for a public defender have been denied. The judge has now ruled that if the trial goes on as scheduled, then the county attorney’s office would be responsible for funding a standby counsel to represent Huber.