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UPDATE: One Man Charged in Murder, Police Seeking Another Man

By KBJR News 1

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 7:01 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Charges have been filed against one man in connection with a Duluth Murder, according to Police.

Authorities are also looking for Joshua Lee Littlewolf in connection with the crime.

There is an arrest warrent for 2nd Degree Murder for Littlewolf.

Littlewolf has a lengthy criminal history.

Police say that Nakota Benjamin was charged with 2nd Degree Murder this morning at the St. Louis County Courthouse.

Wesley Jones was released without charges.

Both Benjamin and Jones were arrested in connection with the death of 28-year-old Joshua Eric Defoe, a resident of Duluth who was found dead at the Frances Skinner Apartments Friday morning.

This is the first homicide in Duluth since 2010.

A criminal complaint was released today with the charges against Benjamin.

According to the complaint, on April 27th at 8:22 in the morning, Duluth Police took a report of a dead body.

Benjamin made the call, telling the dispatch that he didn't commit the crime.

When officers arrived, Benjamin was seen walking around the apartment where a body was on the ground with a significant amount of blood in the head, neck and shoulder area.

The victim was identified as Joshua Olson.

Benjamin had injuries to his face and his socks were soaked in blood.

Authorities say he appeared significantly intoxicated, disorganized and was slurring his speech.

According to the complaint, Benjamin changed his story several times through out the questioning process.

Police also interviewed Wesley Jones, who in the complaint says that Olson, Benjamin and Joshua Littlewolf had a confrontation and saw little wolf retrieve a knife and stab Olson.

Other witnesses in the complaint say that Benjamin was the one that stabbed Olson.

Surveillance video shows Benjamin leaving the Skinner Apartments at 3:07 a.m. wearing a backpack that has not been recovered.

Anybody with information on the location of Littlewolf is urged to call 911.


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