Well, never any way to be sure in these cases, but maybe he waited a whole day to report it because he was seriously worried what to do—afraid that the liberal authorities in Minnesota would probably try him for murder, and put him through endless legal hell.
Not that waiting a day would help, but it’s not always easy to stay cool in such a terrible situation.
Smith attempted to shoot her again, but his rifle jammed, prompting Kifer to laugh.Yes, I would think he went a bit beyond self-defense, if this is what he said.
Upset, Smith, pulled out a revolver he had on him and shot her "more times than I needed to" in the chest, he said.
Smith dragged Kifer next to Brady as she gasped for her life. He pressed the revolver's barrel under her chin and pulled the trigger in what he described as a "good, clean finishing shot" that was meant to end her suffering.