Siblings remember Little Falls teens killed

11:25 AM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Siblings of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady are mourning the loss of their loved ones.

"He was always fun and always had a smile on his face," said Nick's sister, Rachel Brady. "He didn't have enemies. Everyone liked him."

Dillon Kifer says he will remember his sister's smile.

"She was always happy and always had a smile on her face," says Kifer. "She was athletic, loved sports and gymnastics was her main thing."

The two teenagers will be remembered at a service Saturday at Living Hope Church in Little Falls. The service is expected to draw close to 800 people.

"All the support will really help our family," says Dillon. "I'm trying to be there for my parents right now, too."

It's been one week since the bodies of Nick and Haile were discovered in the home of 64-year-old Byron Smith. Smith says he was defending his home when he shot and killed them, but police argue he crossed the line.

"We feel they deserve justice for what happened," says Rachel. "We were shocked to hear what happened."

Family members; however, are trying not to focus on the details leading up to the tragic incident on Thanksgiving Day, instead reminding people to reserve judgment.

"They were kids," says Rachel. "If you didn't know them please don't judge them."

The service begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

A fund has been set up for the family. Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank location. The name of the fund is the Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady Family Fund.

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