Court docs: Priest River man used ice pick to kill his wife

Court docs: Priest River man used ice pick to kill his wife

Jeremy Swanson

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho - KREM 2 News obtained court documents on Thursday that explain how a man allegedly killed his pregnant wife at their home in Priest River, Idaho.

The court documents said the victim, Jennifer Swanson, was stabbed numerous times with a knife and an ice pick.  The documents also stated the suspect, Jeremy Swanson, had done web searches on his home computer on how to use an ice pick to kill someone.

Police said Jeremy Swanson called 911 Tuesday evening to report he stabbed his wife, who later died.

Authorities said dispatchers told Swanson to step outside, to which he replied he could not because he had a 20-month-old toddler in the house.

The toddler is now with the victim’s parents.

Friends of the victim said she used to be a manager at the McDonald's in Newport, Wash. and most recently worked at Burger Express.

Swanson was charged with two counts of first degree murder for his wife’s death and the death of the unborn child.
 

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