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Bryan Kohberger’s Attorneys Claim Prosecutors Hiding Evidence in Idaho College Quadruple Murder That Could Prove His Innocence

Idaho College Murders: Bryan Kohberger Makes Major Trial Decision
Source: @KAYLEEGONCALVES/INSTAGRAM; MONROE COUNTY CORRECTIONS FACILITY

Suspected killer Bryan Kohberger made major trial decision at a recent hearing in Idaho.

May 10 2023, Published 1:31 p.m. ET

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Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the University of Idaho quadruple murder case, has demanded to see evidence that he believes prosecutors are withholding, according to officials.

Kohberger, 28, was arrested on Dec. 30, 2022, in connection with the murders of University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen, Front Page Detectives previously reported.

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Kohberger’s public defender, Anne Taylor, recently filed a motion to compel discovery from the prosecutors in the case, RadarOnline.com reported.

In the motion, Taylor argued prosecutors have yet to hand over crucial materials in the case, such as “reports, notes, recording and photos” that she believes “contain exculpatory evidence,” Radar reported.

The defense also argued that prosecutors failed to hand over evidence that could prove Kohberger’s innocence despite a discovery request motion being filed on March 24.

Newly released court documents show there are seven items in particular that Kohberger’s defense team is requesting. These items include copies of lab reports detailing the forensic evidence collection and analysis of items found at Kohberger’s home, body and dash cam footage from Kohberger’s arrest in Pennsylvania in December, and all lab testing connected with the case.

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In addition, Kohberger’s team has requested to see all recordings and notes from the 28-year-old suspect’s interrogation; all police reports, audio/video evidence, and any recorded statements related to Kohberger’s arrest and incarceration; training records from a number of officers involved in the investigation and Kohberger’s arrest; and all reports, notes, recordings, and photos from a redacted event.

There has not yet been a response from the Latah County Court judge to the discovery motion filed by Kohberger’s team, officials said.

The defense reportedly requested a ten-minute hearing on the matter ahead of a preliminary hearing scheduled for late June.

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Kohberger was arrested at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania and court records show police used DNA evidence allegedly left on a knife sheath at the scene of the crime to link him to the murders.

He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of the four students and entered a not guilty plea to all four counts.

Kohberger is scheduled to return to court on June 23 for his preliminary hearing.

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