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Man sentenced to more than 30 year for murder

WILLMAR, Minn. — The rural Paynesville man charged with shooting and killing a man after an argument was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum allowed, more the 30 years in prison.

Delbert Edwin Huber, 82, of rural Paynesville was sentenced to 367 months for shooting and killing Timothy Richard Larson, 43, last October in Kandiyohi County.

Huber pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month as part of a plea agreement.

Huber and his son, Timothy Huber, 46, were both indicted on first-degree murder charges for the Oct. 8 killing. The first-degree murder charge against Delbert Huber was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Before he was sentenced, Delbert Huber told a rambling story that included forbidding Larson from hunting on his land and being harassed by Larson. He said Larson threatening him by connecting the Hubers to the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling — the boy who was kidnapped in 1989 near St. Joseph and has never been found. He said Larson also threatened the hunters whom the Hubers allowed on their land.

Huber alleged that Larson threatened to kill him and his son when Larson found the Hubers and their farm equipment at Larson’s father’s farm. Huber said he fought with Larson and then loaded the gun and was “fooling around” with the trigger when the gun went off.

Timothy Huber’s case is still pending.

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