©Salt Lake Tribune. Pedersen on July 31, 2023 at the arraignment hearing.


Pedersen is a 38 year-old resident of Kanab, Utah.  Pedersen is charged with first degree murder for shooting and killing Nichole Olsen in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2022 around 2 AM. Pedersen pleaded not guilty on July 31, 2023. At the time of the alleged murder, Pedersen was working as an IT professional for Kane County Hospital.

Pedersen's Facebook profile indicates that Pedersen is from Las Vegas, attended Durango high school there, and is the owner of Techies LLC. The business was registered as a Utah corporation in 2006 and does business as Falgon TTG, Falcon Networks, and Survival Co-Op. 

Kanab is a small town in southern Utah with a population of about 5700. It is about 4 miles from the Arizona border.  It is about a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.