Could Bryan Kohberger walk free? CAITLYN BECKER reveals how evidence against suspected killer can be used to clear him of Idaho murders
The evidence piling up against suspected Idaho killer Bryan Kohberger, 28, may seem like a gift to prosecutors seeking to convict him of the quadruple murder of four college students.
However, a deep dive into the investigation has uncovered several credible avenues his defense team can explore to sow seeds of reasonable doubt in a jury’s minds, which could lead to a verdict of not guilty.
“Only one juror is needed,” said Joseph Scott Morgan, a forensics professor at Jacksonville State University. “And I have no doubt the defense will use that.”
Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman also discussed how evidence gathering, Kohberger’s childhood, and even his DNA found at the scene could be used to benefit the defense.
“Bryan Kohberger is a petri dish of psychopathology. A defense psychiatrist would have a lot to work with,” Dr. Lieberman to DailyMail.com.
Kohberger’s lawyers may have already won a major victory regarding the investigation. Prosecutors recently disclosed in court documents that a police officer involved in the quadruple murder case is the subject of an “internal affairs” investigation. Any alleged impropriety on the part of investigators could jeopardize the process.
“They’re going to create both actual roadblocks and legal hurdles,” Rahmani said. “The defense is going to attack the evidence in this case. And one thing I expect from them is to attack the DNA.”
The criminology student is charged with the brutal stabbing deaths of Maddie Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20.