Ohlson

Erik Ohlson at his preliminary hearing in this Aug. 12, 2016 file photograph. Ohlson filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea to murder Wednesday, April 17.

Erik Ohlson, of Jackson, filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea to murder on Wednesday, April 17.

The motion has yet to be scheduled for consideration by Judge Bruce Pickett.

Pickett will have the authority to accept or deny the motion.

Ohlson pled guilty to felony first-degree murder of Driggs resident Jennifer Nalley and to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter of the unborn baby Nalley was carrying on Feb. 14.

A plea agreement between the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office and court-appointed defense attorneys Jim Archibald and John Thomas took the death penalty off the table and changed the charges against Ohlson, amending the two counts of murder to one count of murder and one count of voluntary manslaughter.

The case has been working its way through the court system since Ohlson was arrested in July 2016 in Driggs.

Ohlson was arrested in July 2016 after he crashed his truck into an electrical pole on 2500 North, just three miles from Jennifer Nalley’s cabin in Driggs where she lay dead from eight gun shot wounds suffered that same night, according to the Teton County Coroner’s report. Ohlson was arrested for a DUI and later confessed to killing Nalley, according to police reports. However, his confession was thrown out after the court determined that the Idaho State Police failed to provide legal counsel to Ohlson during the interrogation.

Ohlson is scheduled for sentencing by the judge on May 9 and 10 in Teton County.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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