University of Idaho officials plan on demolishing the house where four college students were stabbed to death before students return in the fall and some of the families of the victims are urging officials to delay the process.
Shannon Gray, an attorney representing Kaylee Goncalves’ family, said they oppose the demolition because they want the off-campus home to remain left standing during the trial of Bryan Kohberger, which is scheduled to start in October.
Gray added that the families of Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle also oppose the upcoming demolition, the Idaho Statesman reported.
“The university asked for the families’ opinions on the demolition and then proceeded to ignore those opinions and pursue their own self-interests," Gray said. "The home itself has enormous evidentiary value as well as being the largest, and one of the most important, pieces of evidence in the case.”
The Idaho Statesman reported that the homeowner donated the Moscow home to the university back in February, months after the quadruple slaying.
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As Front Page Detectives previously reported, 28-year-old 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 on Nov. 13, 2022: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20.
Kohberger had his arraignment on May 22 and declined to enter a plea to the charges and stood silent, so the judge in the case was forced to enter a not guilty plea on his behalf, Front Page Detectives reported.
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Kohberger remains jailed without bail as he awaits trial.
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