UPDATE: Court Dismisses Second Degree Murder Charge

By KBJR News 1

UPDATE: Court Dismisses Second Degree Murder Charge

September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Murder charges have been dropped against one of the two men accused of Duluth's first homicide since 2010.

Nakota Benjamin was charged with intentional second degree murder after Joshua Olson was found dead at the Francis Skinner Apartments in April.

According to St. Louis County Attorney Nathaniel Stumme, new scientific evidence was strong enough to dismiss the previous charges.

Statements from Joshua Littlewolf, the other man accused of murdering Olson, also played a role in the dismissal. Although, Stumme said that Littlewolf did not confess to the killings. Littlewolf remains at the St. Louis County Jail awaiting trial in October.

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