Roller Derby Queen Gunned Down

By on July 7, 2016

Pixie TouretteJACKSON HOLE, WYO – Jennifer Nalley, 39, was found murdered Tuesday morning in front of her home near Driggs, Idaho. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office reported she likely died of multiple gunshot wounds. She was 12 weeks pregnant.

Nalley’s boyfriend, Erik Ohlson, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after his arrest by Teton County, Idaho deputies on DUI and open container charges Tuesday morning. Ohlson, 39, admitted to shooting Nalley before crashing his pickup truck into a powerline pole on Highway 33. Ohlson has been a Jackson resident since 2013.

A founding member of the Texas Rollergirls, Nalley was integral in advancing roller derby’s popularity.

According to the outpouring of comments on the internet/social media, Nalley was fiercely loved and admired by those who knew her. A statement posted on the JH Juggernauts website July 7 reads: “We are mourning the loss of our dear friend Pixie Tourette [Nalley’s roller derby moniker].

“She was the most oddly brilliant and wonderful person we’ve ever met. Fiercely loyal, wonderfully inviting – she lived life like we all should. She had no apologies for the unique, quirky, lovely soul that she was. She always gave 100 percent to her team, family, students and friends. Roller Derby Queen, physics nerd, punk rock enthusiast – you were lucky to have met her. We are extremely devastated, and our thoughts are with her family, friends, and derby sisters.”

Erik Ohlson

Ohlson is being held without bail in the Madison County Jail in Rexburg, Idaho until his July 20 court appearance.


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