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Nov 26, 2012 at 6:20 am

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) Two teenagers shot and killed in a home near Little Falls have been identified.

School officials say the victims were cousins, 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nicholas Brady.

The shooter, 64-year-old Byron David Smith of Little Falls, is being held for second-degree murder and is likely to be charged today.

Kifer was a senior at Little Falls High School. Superintendent Stephen Jones said Sunday he was notified of her death by investigators. Brady was a student at Pillager High School.

Morrison County deputies went to Smith's house Friday on a suspicious activity call. They say he confessed to shooting the teenagers a day earlier after they broke into his house, but Sheriff Michel Wetzel says investigators believe he exceeded self-defense.

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