Unusual Trial With Murder Suspect Defending Himself
Posted at: 09/10/2013 5:46 PM
| Updated at: 09/10/2013 11:03 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
Testimony got underway Tuesday during a Duluth murder suspect's trial.
Joshua Lee Littlewolf is both the defendant and attorney in his own trial. He's accused of murder after a stabbing at the Francis Skinner Apartments in April of 2012.
Several witnesses were called to the stand Tuesday and were asked questions by both the prosecutor and Littlewolf. It made for an unusual day in court.
The judge ordered Littlewolf to "ask questions" several times. Littlewolf was making statements to the witness.
"I'm so confused right now by the questioning," witness Mae Wallace said.
Still, several witnesses described loud noise in or near the apartment building when the stabbing allegedly took place.
"It sounded like someone was being abused," Wallace said.
Police said the victim 28-year-old Joshua Olson was cut across the neck. That was ruled the cause of death.
During Littlewolf's opening statement he said a cut was made on Olson. He was unclear about who he said made the cut or where the cut was.
The victim's family was at the trial Tuesday. His father did not want to comment, but the mother of his four kids had one thing to share.
"I hope justice is served," Ashley Running said.
Testimony may continue over the next several days. It's unclear how long the trial will take, but the schedule is blocked off for a couple weeks.