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Idaho College Murders: Bryan Kohberger Reveals Alibi Connected to His Secret Solitary 'Habit'

Idaho College Murders: Bryan Kohberger Makes Major Trial Decision

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

Aug. 7 2023, Published 4:01 p.m. ET

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The defense team for Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of murdering four University of Idaho students last year, has released his alibi in new court documents filed last week, according to authorities.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to compel on July 27, which would require Kohberger to “provide the State with notice of any alibi.”

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A few days later, on Aug. 3, Kohberger’s public defenders filed an objection to the motion and stated Kohberger “had indicated he anticipates corroborating witnesses,” according to court documents.

As Front Page Detectives reported, Kohberger's legal team claimed their client was not present at the location where the students were stabbed, but they refrained from providing further details.

In this new objection, Kohberger’s attorneys claim he was allegedly driving alone on the night of Nov. 12 and into the early morning hours of Nov. 13.

According to his lawyers, “Mr. Kohberger has long had a habit of going for drives alone. Often he would go for drives at night. He did so late on November 12 and into November 13, 2022.”

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In the objection, his attorneys also wrote, "Corroboration of Bryan Kohberger NOT being at 1122 King may be brought out through cross-examination of the state’s witnesses. At this time, Mr. Kohberger cannot be more specific about the possible witnesses and exactly what they will say."

Kohberger, 28, was studying for a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington State University when police believe he broke into a home in Moscow, Idaho, and fatally stabbed four students — Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20 — in November 2022.

Two roommates who were home at the time were not harmed during the deadly attack.

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Detectives identified Kohberger as a suspect in the case after they traced DNA allegedly found on the knife’s sheath, which was recovered from beneath Mogen's body, to the defendant, officials said.

Kohberger was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. Prosecutors have announced their intent to pursue the death penalty, as Front Page Detectives previously reported.

Kohberger remains jailed without bail and is due back in court on August 18.


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