Ohlson to be arraigned on murder charge Dec. 8

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DRIGGS — A man charged with two counts of murder will be arraigned Friday, Dec. 8 in Teton County.

On Monday, Nov. 13 Teton County Prosecutor Billie Siddoway, presented evidence to Judge Colin Luke in a preliminary hearing in the murder of Driggs resident Jennifer Nalley and her unborn baby.

In July of 2016 Erik Ohlson was charged with two counts of murder after he was involved in a car wreck three miles from the cabin, shortly after Nalley was found dead from gunshot wounds. Later Siddoway added new charges of burglary and enhancement – use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony.

After Judge Bruce Pickett suppressed a confession Ohlson made to Idaho State Police, the defense asked for a new preliminary hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to move forward in the case.

Siddoway presented an autopsy report, an ATF (Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms) report, which identified Ohlson as the owner of the gun found near the cabin, and text messages from Ohlson to a friend Erin Landry.

“Was headed to Driggs to commit a murder. Glock loaded with hollow points, plans of killing her and killing myself,” the message read.

In an opinion issued later in the week, Judge Luke found there was sufficient evidence of all three charges, to bind over to the District Court Judge.

The trial will eventually be held in Bingham County.

CORRECTION:A previous version of this article included incorrect information about the time and place of the Ohlson arraignment.