Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---- Joshua Littlewolf, the man convicted of murdering another man in Duluth in April of 2012 will spend the next forty years behind bars.
The sentence is the maximum possible for the second degree murder charge against Littlewolf.
Following a two and half week trial in September, a jury found Littlewolf guilty of murdering Joshua Olson in the Frances Skinner Apartment building in April of 2012.
Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Stumme said Littlewolf's criminal history, the facts of the case, and the fact that Littlewolf maintains his innocence and has shown little or no remorse is enough to put him in prison for the maximum sentence. Stumme said it was fair and just to give him the maximum sanction of the law.
Joshua Olson's father made an emotional statement before sentencing saying he lost his best friend and always dreamed of watching his son raise his own kids..who will now have to grow up without a father.
Olson said he wishes Minnesota had the death penalty and pleaded with the judge for the maximum sentence, saying he hopes no other family has to go through a public and painful trial.
He turned his attention to Littlewolf to say quote "I hope he rots in hell, he is the devil."
Olson's family told us that everyday is hard, but they are taking the loss day by day.
Today provided them some closure.
"We lost my son and a sibling. We just gotta look at the positive, like the time we had with him which will never be forgotten. I know he's there looking down on us and that's the way we're gonna look at it," said Darrell Olson, father of victim Joshua Olson.
Olson's family praised Stumme for the prosecution in this case, calling him their, quote "hero."
Littlewolf was given the opportunity the talk and stated that "the Native mob killed Joshua Olson."
He began to insult the family and Judge Shaun Floerke had enough.
He sentenced Littlewolf to 480 months, with 549 days credit for time served.
Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati