Ohlsen.... appeared Tuesday to be positioning himself for more litigation. He made special mention of retaining his right to appeal based on ineffective assistance of his lawyers and prosecutorial misconduct. When the judge asked if he understood the charges, Ohlsen responded, "I believe I do," instead of providing a simple yes or no.Ohlsen has a special place in our hearts here at the Riverfront Times: When authorities searched his bachelor pad in 2008, they found a poster board that apparently served as his shit list. Two of our reporters, Kristen Hinman and Chad Garrison, made it on the list (they'd written stories about him).
Asked if there were any witnesses on his behalf who weren't contacted, Ohlsen replied, "Not before we proceed today, sir."
Asked if any threats had been made to force him to plead guilty, he responded, "Not that I'm aware of," adding "only "threats to prosecute." He elaborated under questioning that he was referring to things said when he was being interviewed by investigators before charges were filed.
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