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Associated Press , Published November 12 2013

Son of convicted ND murderer admits killing man

FARGO — A North Dakota man whose father is serving life in prison for one of the most gruesome killings in state history has acknowledged killing a man and hiding evidence.

Daniel Greatwalker Sr., of Belcourt, was convicted in 2002 of killing Linus Wallette, whose body was found in a wooded area near Belcourt. Wallette was beaten with a pickax, knife and hammer.

Federal prosecutors say Greatwalker's son, 23-year-old Daniel Greatwalker Jr., of Belcourt, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and altering, destroying or concealing a tangible object in a federal investigation.

He killed 21-year-old Perry Picotte by striking and stabbing him, then disposed of the knife, washed his clothes and burned his shoes.

Picotte was reported missing last Nov. 27. His body was discovered Dec. 2.


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