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Killer died from complications of ulcer

WILLMAR, Minn. — A rural Paynesville, Minnesota, man sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for a shooting death in 2011 died last month from natural causes connected to “complications of a perforated gastric ulcer,” according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Delbert Huber, 83, was brought to a St. Paul hospital, where he died June 11.

Lori Hedican, chief investigator for the office, said the Department of Corrections investigates the deaths of all prisoners in its custody. Because of the circumstances of the murder case, it was deemed necessary to do an autopsy, Hedican said.

She said the autopsy report did not indicate how long Huber had suffered from the ulcer.

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

Huber entered the state prison system through the St. Cloud prison and then was transferred to the Faribault facility.

Huber and his son, Timothy Huber, 48, were indicted in the killing of Timothy Larson, 43, of Albertville, Minnesota. Delbert Huber shot and killed Larson after a confrontation on Larson family property in rural Belgrade.

Timothy Huber was found guilty last year of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.