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Kohberger trial could be a year away

Defense claims biased jury, insufficient evidence

MOSCOW –– The trial of Bryan Kohberger could be pushed back to summer 2025, pending a decision by the Latah County District Judge John Judge.

Kohberger, 29, has been charged with four counts of murder and one count of felony burglary in connection with the Nov. 13, 2022, stabbing deaths of Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at a residency on the University of Idaho campus.

He will face the death penalty if convicted.

Two hearings took place on Friday, Jan. 26. A closed private hearing was at 11 a.m. and a second, open-to-public, hearing was at 1 p...


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