Last Tuesday in Moscow, Idaho – alleged stabbing murderer, Bryan Kohberger, compels the court to disclose the key discoveries involving the case. Questioning how he came to be a prime suspect for the killings of four University of Idaho students last November 2022.
As the evidence hearing began, District Judge, John C. Judge, clarified some revisions in the gag order of the case, warning the media that he could revoke the permission to allow cameras throughout the proceedings if they fail to give viewing coverage without any prejudices about the case.
Referencing how the recent trial of Chad Daybell focused too much on the coverage of the defendant and not a wide-shot view of the entire courtroom.
The said hearing only lasted for about a period of thirty minutes, in which the defense team was pretty serious to find answers regarding the FBI’s expanded search range of model years for a white Hyundai Elantra, reasoning out that Kohlberger’s car fell outside the search range – but his vehicle shares a similar appearance.
He also seeks full disclosure of the training records of three investigators, and phone records to which the Latah County prosecuting Attorney, Bill Thompson countered, reasoning out that that the office does not plan to rely on it in testifying the trial, therefore it is not required.
By all accounts, Kohberger is charged with stabbing 21-year-old Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves as well as 20-year-olds Xana Kernodle, and her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, in a now-closed rental house, near the university campus last November. Two housemates were luckily saved from the attack, one of which told the police about a masked man escaping out the back door. As told in an article on Fox News.
Kohberger is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary. Following the court filings, in which prosecutors have allegedly recovered a DNA on a Ka-Bar knife sheath next to Mogen’s body, containing a statistical match to Kohberger. The defendant’s counsel countered these points stating that “there is no connection between Mr. Kohlberger and the victim.
The defendant is asking for the court to demand prosecutors to turn over all the additional evidence material and information regarding the genetic genealogy techniques used by investigators before confirming that Kohlberg is the perpetrator.
Prosecutors were set to seek the death penalty for the case on Monday. The trial has been set to begin on the 2nd of October and may end roughly after six weeks.
Bryan Kohberger has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from DeSales University, Pennsylvania, and is currently studying at Washington State University for a Ph.D. in Criminology; the school cut ties with him following his arrest.