Littlewolf set to take stand in court Tuesday

By KBJR News 1

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- In court Monday, , key testimony from a woman police believe may have witnessed the murder of Joshua Olson.

Monday was day nine of the murder trial of Joshua Littlewolf who is representing himself in the trial.

A very emotional Sally Woundedeye took the stand, testifying that she brought victim Joshua Olson to the Frances Skinner Apartments the night of the murder.

Woundedeye said Joshua Littlewolf and Joshua Olson got an into an altercation, and Littlewolf grabbed a knife.

Woundedeye testified that she talked Littlewolf into giving her the knife and she took it and put it in the sink.

She stated she never saw Littlewolf attack Olson with a knife.

Woundedeye said on the morning of April 27, she went over to Joshua Olson who was laying on the floor of the apartment and touched his hip with her hand, but he didn't move.

She saw blood on the wall and around his head and a bent knife lying next to his head and knew something wasn't right, but she left and never called police.

Another witness, Jolene Herron, testified for the defense today. In her first statement to police, Herron said that Joshua Olson said something offensive and Littlewolf and Nakota Benjamin beat him up.

She says she and Woundedeye begged them to stop before Benjamin grabbed two knives out of the kitchen and began swinging.

On the stand, however, Herron gave a different account, saying Benjamin was passed out the entire time and no one ever engaged in an argument with Joshua Olson.

Judge Floerke said there were too many inconsistencies in her story.

Littlewolf is now done calling every witness but himself.

He decided that he will take the stand Tuesday morning in his own defense.

With the jury out of the courtroom, Littlewolf stated "If they find me guilty, they find me guilty. I don't care anymore."

Closing arguments could be Wednesday with the jury going into deliberations soon after.

It should be noted that Littlewolf appeared in court in civilian clothing and asked Judge Shaun Floerke to remove the shackles previously placed on him last week.

Floerke agreed saying his behavior did not warrant being restrained.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com