Prosecutors in advance of Bryan Kohberger's upcoming trial are seeking to get ahold of evidence that might support his innocence regarding the murder of four University of Idaho students last year, according to authorities.
On July 27, prosecutors filed a motion to compel the defense to share information in connection with Kohberger’s alibi, WOAI reported.
As Front Page Detectives reported, Kohberger's legal team claimed earlier this week that he was not present at the location where the students were stabbed, but they refrained from providing further details. Kohberger entered a plea of not guilty in the case.
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.
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.
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In another recent filing, the defense made the suggestion that the DNA evidence could have been planted “during an investigation that spans hundreds of members of law enforcement and apparently at least one lab the State refuses to name,” Front Page Detectives reported.
Prosecutors have refuted the claim that any evidence collected in the murder case was “rigged.”
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Kohberger remains jailed without bail and is due back in court on August 18.
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