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Sandpoint man waives hearing in pregnant wife's death

Published On: Mar 29 2013 09:07:10 AM CDT
Murder suspect Jeremy Swanson
SANDPOINT, Idaho -

 A northern Idaho man facing two counts of first-degree murder following the stabbing death of his pregnant wife has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Jeremy Keith Swanson, 27, waived the right in court on Wednesday.

The decision means prosecutors won't have to persuade a judge there is enough evidence to justify moving ahead toward a possible trial.

Court records say Swanson told authorities he knew Jennifer Marie Bosch-Swanson, 27, was 15 weeks pregnant when he stabbed her to death on Dec. 18.

Police say the couple's 20-month-old daughter was also in the home at the time, but she was not harmed.

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