Crime scene photos released from Byron Smith murder trial (PHOTOS)

Byron Smith was charged and convicted of fatally shooting two teens as they broke into his Minnesota home on Thanksgiving Day 2012. recently reported that after only three hours of deliberation, the jury found Smith guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. It was said the audio and visual evidence was compelling, and aided in the quick decision. Now, some of the photos that were used during the murder trial have been released to the public.


Stairs leading to Smith’s basement.


Smith’s truck. He had moved it off the property in order to bait the victims.


A layout of Smith’s basement.


Scribblings found on a blackboard in Smiths’ basement.


Blood stained carpet. Smith used a plastic tarp to minimize the damage.


Smith’s revolver.


Smith’s revolver.


The reading chair where Smith “lied in wait” for the victims.


The bedroom window the victims shattered to gain entry into Smith’s house.


One of Smith’s audio recorders used to capture the victims’ final moments.


All of the visual evidence and exhibits are laid out on tables.

[ FOX ]

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