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Idaho College Murders: Bryan Kohberger Alibi Says He Drove to See the ‘Moon and Stars’ on Night of Quadruple Murder

Idaho College Murders: Bryan Kohberger Alibi States Driving Alone
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Quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger's legal team filed documents stating his alibi the night of the murders.

Apr. 19 2024, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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The defense team for quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger have filed documents with the alibi they will use during his trial, according to authorities.

According to the new court documents, Kohberger’s legal team claimed he was driving alone “as he often did to hike and run and/or see the moon and stars” near Pullman, Washington, when Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20; were allegedly fatally stabbed in Moscow, Idaho.

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His lawyers claim Kohberger was not near the victims’ house in Moscow when police believe the crime took place. They said they would call a cell tower data expert during the trial that can substantiate their claims.

His legal team alleged that prosecutors have not shared more discovery information as requested.

Kohberger’s attorneys also said the cell phone expert’s testimony will “also reveal that critical exculpatory evidence, further corroborating Mr. Kohberger’s alibi, was either not preserved or has been withheld.”

When Kohberger was arrested in December 2022, officers stated a white Hyundai was seen in surveillance footage driving to and from the site of the killings that matched his car.

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Furthermore, DNA from a knife sheath left at the crime scene was linked to Kohberger. The sheath was found next to the bodies of Mogen and Goncalves.

Prosecutors previously said cell phone data showed Kohberger traveled south and left his home two hours before the murders took place and then turned his phone off. It was later turned on while en route from Idaho to Pullman.

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Court documents state his cell pinged in the area of the Moscow home where the killing took place on at least 12 occasions prior to the night of the murders.

A trial date has not yet been set, but if convicted, Kohberger could face the death penalty.


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