The sister of the murdered Idaho student, Kalyee Goncalves, gives birth to a girl, giving her her middle name of MaddieKay in tribute to her and her best friend, Maddie Mogen.
- Alivea Goncalves gave birth to Theodora Maddie Kay Stevensen on Friday
- The baby’s middle name combines the names of Kalyee Goncalves and Maddie Mogen, who were murdered and had been best friends for years.
- Goncalves’ family posted a photo of the newborn and said they were ‘blessed’
The sister of Idaho murder victim Kalyee Goncalves gave birth to a baby girl early Friday morning.
Alivea Goncalves gave birth at 4:21 a.m. and named the girl Theodora Maddie Kay Stevensen. Kalyee would have been her aunt if she hadn’t been killed.
The baby’s middle name is a combination of Kalyee’s and her best friend Maddie Mogen’s. Maddie was also killed in the quadruple homicide last November at her home at the University of Idaho, Moscow.
Kaylee and Maddie had been best friends since sixth grade.
The Goncalves family posted a photo of the healthy newborn and said they were “blessed” by her arrival.
Alivea Goncalves Stevenson (left) with Kaylee Goncalves (center) with Madison Mogen (right)
“Theodora #MaddieKay Stevenson arrived at 4:21am 6lbs 5.8oz 19inches,” the family wrote in a Facebook post. ‘Alivea and Robbie are doing great!’
Last month, Alivea told NewsNation that her family hoped to set up a foundation in Kaylee and Maddie’s names.
He also said that “the weight of the world was lifted from our shoulders” when his family learned of the arrest of murder suspect Bryan Kohberger and read the damning evidence against him.
Lawyers are believed to be preparing for the possibility of a death penalty trial for the 28-year-old criminal justice student, who remains the sole suspect in the November 13 murders of Goncalves, 21, Mogen, 21, and his roommates Xana Kernodle. , 20, and his boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20.
Prosecutors have not yet indicated whether they intend to apply the death penalty to Kohberger, although it seems likely that they will, given the seriousness of the alleged crimes.
And now, Republican state legislator Bruce Skaug has introduced a bill that would once again allow execution by firing squad in the state, as well as lethal injection.
Skaug’s bill requires the Idaho Department of Corrections to determine whether execution by lethal injection is an available method no later than five days after the death warrant is issued.