Bryan Kohberger Wiki- Bryan Kohberger Biography
Bryan Kohberger The 28-year-old is accused of killing four University of Idaho students – Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20 – in a brutal stabbing spree at an off-campus apartment in November 2022.
There will be a hearing on Friday to determine whether Kohberger’s grand jury indictment should be dismissed, The Idaho State Journal reported.
Latah County District Judge John Judge sided with the defense team’s request that the hearing be held behind closed doors.
Prosecutors did not object to the request made on Tuesday.
Kohberger was indicted during a private grand jury meeting in May.
His attorneys want the indictment dismissed based on what they see as a biased grand jury, inadmissible evidence, a lack of sufficient evidence, and more.
The defendant has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary.
Kohberger chose to remain silent at his arraignment and a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Bryan Kohberger Age
Bryan Kohberger age is 28 years old.
Murder suspect’s defense team in shock & Cause of Death
The development ahead of Friday’s hearing came after prosecutors expressed support for the defense’s request that cameras be barred from the courtroom during Kohberger’s upcoming murder trial.
Prosecutor Bill Thompson argued that the testimony of several “young and vulnerable witnesses” shouldn’t be filmed.
“Certain witnesses have already been subjected to threats and harassment, including physical intrusions, directed at not only the witnesses and other university coeds, but their extended families and friends,” he said.
These vulnerable witnesses include two surviving housemates who were inside the off-campus apartment at the time of the killings.
After Kohberger was arrested, authorities initially said there was no connection between him and his alleged victims.
But the Goncalves’ parents claimed this was incorrect on a recent episode of 48 Hours.
They told the program that Kohberger followed their daughter and Mogen on Instagram and even liked some of Goncalves’ pictures.
The defendant killer remains in custody in Idaho where Goncalves’ father Steve claimed he’s receiving special treatment.
“I’ve been informed that his pretrial privileges, like his five suites, video and computer special treatment, and vegan meals are unprecedented in the history of Idaho,” the grieving dad told Fox News.
Kohberger was set to be tried for the students’ murders in October but the date was thrown out after he waived his right to a speedy experiment.
An updated trial date has not yet been set.