Candlelight Vigil Keeps Memory of Josh Olson Alive
DULUTH - With a bonfire still burning bright at Josh Olson's Duluth home, a much smaller group gathered to light a circle of candles helping to remember their friend taken from them too soon.
Six candles circle a tree all lit by a group of best friends.
Isaac Johnson knew him since their childhood days growing up in the Lakeside neighborhood.
"How could this happen, you know, to such a good person. He was a really good person," says Johnson.
Olson was allegedly stabbed to death by 37 year old Nakota Benjamin inside Benjamin's apartment along First Street on Friday.
Friends tell us they know Benjamin and were shocked to hear of his arrest.
No one knows yet why this death happened, b an answer for that question doesn't matter.
These friends are just trying remember Olson for being a loving father, friend and artist.
"All this, this, everything I've got, it's all him."
Johnson last saw his childhood buddy just a few days ago.
"He was going to give me a tattoo. I just had a daughter born and he was going to tattoo her name on my neck and now he's gone."
While candles won't bring back their friend, it does give them a sense of calmness that Olson won't be forgotten.
Both of the suspects, 37 year old Nakota Benjamin and 47 year old Wesley Jones, have extensive criminal histories.
Both have past convictions for crimes including burglary, assault disorderly conduct and DWI.
Benjamin is expected to be charged with Second Degree Murder and Jones with Aiding and Abeting Second Degree Murde tomorrow in St. Louis County Court.