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Idaho College Murders: Bryan Kohberger Shut Down in Attempt to Delay Trial

Judge Makes Decision in Request to Pause Bryan Kohberger Trial
Source: MEGA

Judge makes decision in request to pause Bryan Kohberger trial.

Oct. 9 2023, Published 3:44 p.m. ET

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A motion seeking to pause the case against Idaho college murder suspect Bryan Kohberger due to claims made by his defense attorney regarding the grand jury process has been denied, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Court documents state Judge John Judge rescinded a prior order that had extended the speedy trial clock by 37 days. However, this decision is now irrelevant since Kohberger voluntarily relinquished his right to a speedy trial in August, as Front Page Detectives reported.

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Idaho College Murders: Trial Date Set for Bryan Kohberger Case
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Kohberger's attorneys claim their client was stargazing several miles away on the night of the murders.

In November 2022, Kohberger, 28, was studying for a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington State University when police believe he broke into a home in Moscow, Idaho.

Then he allegedly fatally stabbed four students — Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20.

Idaho College Murders: Trial Date Set for Bryan Kohberger Case
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Kohberger was connected to the crime through DNA evidence found on a knife sheath found at the scene.

Kohberger was eventually identified as a suspect and charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

He has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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Judge Makes Decision in Request to Pause Bryan Kohberger Trial
Source: MEGA

Kohberger was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and pleaded not guilty.

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Since then, his attorney Anne Taylor has filed multiple motions challenging parts of the murder case, including the issue involving the grand jury.

“As articulated on the record, the issues raised in Kohberger’s Second Motion to Stay Proceedings do not constitute a substantial failure to comply with the procedures for selecting a grand jury,” the judge wrote in his most recent order. “The issues raised either fall outside the purview of Idaho Code Title 2, Chapter 2, jury selection and service, or are typical problems seen routinely in selecting juries (i.e., individuals called for jury duty failing to appear thereby reducing the number of potential jurors in the jury pool).”

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Idaho College Murders: Trial Date Set for Bryan Kohberger Case
Source: MEGA

Defense lawyer Anne Taylor has filed many motions challenging parts of the prosecutor's murder case.

Kohberger's trial was set to begin earlier this month, but the proceedings were delayed indefinitely when the defendant waived his right to a speedy trial.

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The next hearing — the defense’s motion to dismiss the grand jury indictment — is scheduled for Oct. 26 and will be closed to the general public.

If convicted of the charges against him, Kohberger, who is being held without bail, could potentially be sentenced to death.

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