Accused Little Falls Killer is Released on Bail

By KBJR News 1

Accused Little Falls Killer is Released on Bail

December 18, 2012 Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM CDT

Little Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The 64 year old man charged with fatally shooting two teenage intruders on Thanksgiving Day near Little Falls, Minnesota posted bon Tuesday morning and has been released.

According to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bryron D. Smith posted bond one day after a Morrison County Judge lowered his bail from $1 million to either $50,000 in case or a $500,000 bond, with conditions that include giving up his passport.

According to the criminal complaint, Smith told authorities that he shot 17-year-old Nicholas Brady Schaeffel and his cousin, 18 year old Haile Kifer, after they broke into his home.

Smith told authorities he shot Schaeffel three times.

Minutes later, Smith shot Kifer as she came down the stairs.

When his gun jammed, Smith claims Kifer began laughing causing him to become angry.

The complaint says Smith then grabbed a .22 revolver and shot Kifer several times in the chest.

When he realized she was still gasping for air, he fired a bullet into her head, describing it as quote "a good clean finishing shot."

Both bodies were left in his workshop for a full day and night before a friend called police.