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Huber gets 25.5 years in murder case

WILLMAR — Timothy Huber was sentenced Friday to 25.5 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge for his role in killing Timothy Larson in October 2011.

The sentence handed down by District Judge Donald M. Spilseth was at the low end of the 306 to 367 months allowed by state sentencing guidelines. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $44,323.61 in restitution, jointly with his father. He was given credit for 642 days already served.

Huber’s father, Delbert Huber, shot Larson, 43, to death after a confrontation in rural Belgrade. Now 83, he is serving the maximum sentence of 367 months in prison -- more than 30 years -- for second-degree murder, to which he pleaded guilty last August.

Timothy Huber, who has rarely spoken in the court process, said Friday he was sorry to the court system, the people of Kandiyohi County and the Larson family.

“I’m deeply sorry for what has occurred,” he said.

County Attorney Jenna Fischer had argued for the maximum sentence, based on the fact that the jury in May found Timothy Huber equally responsible in the murder.

Stephen Ferrazzano, defense attorney for Huber, argued that Huber’s mental capacity, an IQ of between 72 and 75, was an appropriate basis for lessening Huber’s sentence to 261 months in prison.

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