Bryan Kohberger is charged with four University of Idaho students’ deadly stabbings.
Rejecting his move to have the grand jury indictment dismissed
As the case progresses, Kohberger—who entered a not guilty plea—may be executed.
On Thursday, a grand jury indictment against Bryan Kohberger, who is charged with fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students at a Moscow, Idaho, rental home last November, was not dismissed by an Idaho court. Kohberger’s counsel submitted a request earlier this year asking for the indictment to be dismissed, alleging allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, juror prejudice, and application of the incorrect legal standard. The court then made this ruling.
Who is Bryan Kohberger?
An Idaho judge declined to drop the grand jury charge against Bryan Kohberger, the defendant in the case involving the fatal stabbing of four University of Idaho students, setting up a crucial legal decision. Concerns about jury prejudice and the indictment process’s use of the probable cause standard rather than the more stringent “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard were voiced by Kohberger’s counsel. Nonetheless, the court decided that the Idaho Supreme Court had continuously maintained the application of the probable cause standard, which was well-established in the state’s legal code.
Wearing a suit when he arrived in court, Kohberger remained silent the whole time. In a prior appearance before the court, the defendant filed a not-guilty plea; also, Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson has said that the death sentence would be pursued in this case. The trial date has not yet been determined, and Kohberger has forfeited his right to a prompt trial.
at November 2022, the remains of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves were found at a house close to the University of Idaho campus. DNA evidence, telephone records, and surveillance footage, according to investigators, connected Kohberger to the killings and were critical pieces of evidence in the case. The community is still in shock over the horrific and sad tragedy that took the lives of the four young pupils as the judicial process carries on.