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Idaho College Quadruple Murder Case: Judge Forced to Act After Bryan Kohberger Chooses to 'Stand Silent' During Hearing

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May 22 2023, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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Bryan Kohberger declined to enter a plea to the charges in the quadruple murder case of the University of Idaho students, according to officials.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, Kohberger, 28, was indicted by a grand jury on May 17 on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary.

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On May 22, he declined to enter a plea to the charges, electing to “stand silent” during the first step in what promises to be a lengthy legal process, the New York Times reported.

Judge John C. Judge said he would enter a not guilty plea for Kohberger, according to the New York Times. Kohberger has said through a lawyer in the past that he expects to be exonerated.

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As Front Page Detectives previously reported, Kohberger was studying for a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington State University when police believe he broke into a home in Moscow, Idaho, and stabbed four students to death: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20.

The trial is set to begin in October in Moscow, officials said.


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