PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - 27-year-old Jeremy Swanson remains in custody at the Bonner County jail charged with the murder of his wife and their unborn child. Prosecutors officially charged Swanson Wednesday with two counts of first degree murder.
Court documents just released detail disturbing information about the case. Swanson told detectives he got into an argument with his wife about cars and money and proceeded to kill her with an ice pick and knife, once she went to lay down in bed. According to court documents the murder was well thought out.
After work, before he got home, Jeremy went to purchase an ice pick. Detectives checked the history of his Internet usage and saw that earlier in the day he searched at least three websites with key words "ice pick murder" and "how to kill with ice pick," among others. Swanson told detectives he continued stabbing her until "she stopped fighting."
Jeremy and Jennifer Swanson also have a 20 month old baby together. KHQ has learned that the baby is in the custody of relatives at this time.
Jennifer Swanson was a manager at Burger Express in Priest River for the past two and a half years and she was the oldest of four siblings. Both Jeremy and Jennifer went to school together in the small town.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man who police say stabbed to death his 27-year-old pregnant wife at their Priest River home has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/12ppRTk) that 27-year-old Jeremy Keith Swanson was charged Wednesday in magistrate court and is being held in the Bonner County Jail without bail.
Court records say Swanson told authorities he knew Jennifer Swanson was 15 weeks pregnant when he stabbed her to death Tuesday. Police say that after the stabbing he called authorities at 8:45 p.m.
Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall says a motive is unclear.
Police say the couple's 20-month-old daughter was also in the home at the time of the killings but she was not harmed. She is being cared for by relatives.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A north Idaho man accused of fatally stabbing his pregnant wife has been arrested and is being held on $1 million bail.
Authorities say the man called 911 to report the death Tuesday night.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports that when Priest River police reached the home they found 27-year-old Jennifer Swanson dead.
Jeremy Swanson was booked into the Bonner County Jail for investigation of first-degree murder.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com
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