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Suspect in Idaho Murders Requests Additional Time to Consider Alibi Defense




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Attorneys representing Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the Idaho murders case, have filed a request seeking more time to provide the state with notice of his alibi for the defense, Your Content has learned.

Kohberger, aged 28, stands accused of the November 13, 2022, murders of four University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20 in their off-campus residence.

The defense’s request comes in response to a motion filed by Idaho prosecutors on May 26, which demanded notice of Kohberger’s alibi.

An alibi, as defined by the Idaho Supreme Court, refers to evidence demonstrating “that the defendant was not present at the time and place of the alleged offense for which the defendant is currently on trial.”

In a filing submitted on Friday, Kohberger’s public defender, Anne Taylor, stated that the prosecutors had disclosed an extensive amount of information, amounting to 51 terabytes.

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This includes thousands of pages of discovery, numerous photographs, hundreds of hours of recordings, and substantial electronic phone records and social media data.

Taylor further explained that the discovery process in Kohberger’s case is ongoing and involves a substantial volume of information.

The defense team intends to thoroughly navigate through the disclosed evidence while investigating the charges against Kohberger.

Therefore, Taylor argued that it would be premature to provide notice of an alibi at this stage, given the incomplete nature of the case materials.

According to prosecutors, Kohberger, a Ph.D. student studying criminology at Washington State University nearby, allegedly drove to the victims’ home, located a short distance from the University of Idaho’s campus and Chapin’s fraternity, in the early morning hours of November 13.

He purportedly entered the residence and fatally stabbed the four victims, who were in their beds on the second and third floors, while sparing two other roommates on the first floor.

Investigators claim that Kohberger’s vehicle took an indirect route back to his apartment in Pullman, Washington, that morning.

Later in the day, his car was reportedly spotted near the crime scene, as stated in an affidavit.

Kohberger was apprehended at his family’s residence in Pennsylvania on December 30, 2022.

He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary, according FOX News.

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