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Defense requests mistrial for second day in a row in Little Falls shooting case

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Judge Douglas Anderson denied Byron Smith’s defense attorney’s request for a mistrial in the murder case for the second time Wednesday.

Defense counsel Adam Johnson addressed the court during a morning break following testimony from Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension forensic scientist Nathaniel Pearlson.

Pearlson testified regarding the initial processing of Smith’s home near Little Falls after the shootings on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

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