Bryan Kohberger pleads not guilty to the murders of four students

“Since Mr. Kohberger decides to remain silent, I will register ”not guilty” in the procedure. Dumbfounded, 28-year-old ex-doctoral student Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four Idaho college students in November 2022, appeared before Judge John Judge on Monday, who read the charges to him held against him. Prosecutors now have 60 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty, with the start of the trial currently set for October 2.

Bryan Kohberger, 28, was brought before a magistrate in the city of Moscow, Idaho, the scene of a crime that has caused a lot of excitement and speculation in the country. In the fall, he was studying for a doctorate in criminology at Washington State University, located about ten miles away.

Arrested at his parents’ home on the other side of the United States

According to the indictment, he drove on November 13 to Moscow, where he broke into a university residence in the middle of the night. Armed with a knife, he stabbed four students aged 20 and 21: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. The investigation, very followed in the media and on social networks, has long seemed to be at a standstill, the police delivering their information to the dropper.

On December 30, Bryan Kohberger, however, was arrested at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania more than 4,000 kilometers away, confused according to the media by traces of DNA in his vehicle.

During his first appearances, his lawyers had expressed their intention to challenge the evidence against him to have the charges quashed. But a grand jury formally indicted him for four murders, rendering their efforts futile.

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