Supreme Court

Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court speaks during an appeal hearing on the Byron Smith case at the Minnesota Judicial Branch building on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in St. Paul, Minn. Defense attorneys for Byron Smith, who was convicted of killing two teenage intruders in his Little Falls home, filed an appeal with the Minnesota Supreme Court arguing that Smith’s trial was riddled with mistakes from the original indictment, through the trial and right up to the prosecutor’s closing arguments.