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Man convicted of murder in 2011 dies in prison

ST. PAUL — Delbert Huber, the rural Paynesville man sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for shooting and killing a man in a feud between neighbors in October 2011, has died.

A spokeswoman from the state Department of Corrections said Huber died Wednesday night. Foul play was not suspected.

Huber, 83, was sentenced in September 2012 to 367 months in prison, the maximum sentence allowed on a second-degree murder charge.

Huber and his son, Timothy Huber, 48, were both indicted on murder charges for killing Timothy Larson, 43, of Albertville. Delbert Huber shot and killed Larson after a confrontation on the Norman Larson property in rural Belgrade. Norman is Timothy Larson’s father.

Timothy Huber was sentenced to 25 years in prison in July 2013. He was found guilty of second-degree murder in a jury trial in May 2013. According to the Department of Corrections website, he is in the Rush City prison and his expected release date is in October 2028.

Delbert Huber was in the news recently after New London blogger Joy Baker raised a question about Huber’s alleged connection to attacks on children in Paynesville in the 1980s and to the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling in 1989. The 11-year-old Wetterling was abducted while biking down a rural road in St. Joseph and has never been found.

Huber told other news outlets recently that he had been interviewed in the Wetterling case but denied any knowledge or involvement.

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