The legal team of Idaho quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger claimed he used to “go for walks alone at night” and did so on the night of the murders.
The 28-year-old is accused of fatally stabbing college students Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at their home in Moscow, Idaho, at the premieres. hours of November 13 last year. .
His trial is currently scheduled for October and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty, and recently filed a motion to force him to reveal an alibi.
In a new motion filed by his defense after the state asked him for an alibi, his attorneys said, “Mr. Kohberger has long been used to walking alone.
“Often he would go for car rides at night. He did this late on November 12 and until November 13, 2022.’
Kohberger’s legal team said he used to drive alone and did so on the night of the murders. He is pictured here on June 27.
Kohberger is accused of fatally stabbing college students Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at their home in Moscow, Idaho.
The query continues: “Mr. Kohberger does not pretend to be in a specific place at a specific time.
“At this time, there are no specific witnesses to say precisely where Mr. Kohberger was at each moment of the hours between the end of the night of November 12 and the early morning of November 13.”
He also states, “Corroboration that Bryan Kohberger IS NOT at 1122 King may come to light through cross-examination of state witnesses.
“At this time, Mr. Kohberger cannot be more specific about possible witnesses and exactly what they will say.”
Prior to the new motion, his defense filed a motion to dismiss the case, demanding that the case be dismissed or sent back for a preliminary hearing.
His legal team also filed a motion to stay proceedings without waiving his right to a speedy trial in an effort to challenge the jury selection process.
Both groups of lawyers filed motions demanding that the exhibits be sealed and not released to the public during the trial.
Idaho Law stipulates that defendants must present an alibi defense in court within ten days of a written request by the prosecutor.
Kohberger’s defense filed a motion to dismiss, demanding that the case be dismissed or sent back for a preliminary hearing
Kohberger was arrested by Indiana State Police on December 15 – but cops had no information he was a suspect in the student murders
Police body camera footage captured the moment Kohberger’s sedan was pulled over on I-70 outside Indianapolis last December in connection with the murders.
Idaho cops first requested information about a white Hyundai Elantra a week before the traffic stop.
Kohberger was eventually arrested on December 30 at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania.
Last month, his team filed a separate defense suggesting DNA linking him to the knife sheath may have been planted.
They wrote: “What the State’s argument asks this Court and Mr. Kohberger to assume is that the DNA on the sheath was placed there by Mr. Kohberger, not someone else. another during an investigation that spans hundreds of law enforcement personnel and apparently at least one lab the state declines to name.
A criminal affidavit filed in January, shortly after Kohberger’s arrest, says DNA matching the suspect’s was found on a knife sheath recovered from the crime scene near the bodies of Mogen and Goncalves.
The house in Moscow, Idaho, where Kohberger allegedly massacred four students
Investigators then closely compared the DNA on the sheath to DNA found in trash from Kohberger’s parents’ home in Pennsylvania, where he was arrested in December.
Sources say the sheath found at the scene belonged to a seven-inch utility knife, which is traditionally used as a hunting tool for chopping firewood or cutting wire and rope. This knife has not been found.
Kohberger is due to stand trial on October 2.