Bryan Kohberger indicted for ‘killing 4’ in University of Idaho murders and lost chance to attack evidence against him

ACCUSED quadruple murderer Bryan Kohberger has been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the grisly killings of four University of Idaho students last November.

Kohberger, 28, will appear in Latah County Court, Idaho, on Monday, where he will enter a plea to the burglary and four felony murder charges against him.

A grand jury has indicted accused quadruple murderer Bryan Kohberger on felony murder charges

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A grand jury has indicted accused quadruple murderer Bryan Kohberger on felony murder chargesCredit: AP:Associated Press
Bryan Kohberger is charged with the murders of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves

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Bryan Kohberger is charged with the murders of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee GoncalvesCredit: Instagram/kayleegoncalves
The grisly murders rocked the small college town of Moscow, Idaho

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The grisly murders rocked the small college town of Moscow, Idahocredits: AP

The legal blow to Kohberger’s defense team means they will no longer be able to attack the evidence used to arrest him, according to Fox News Digital.

The ruling also spares the two surviving roommates and other potential witnesses from having to testify under cross-examination before trial.

Kohberger is accused of killing friends Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, in their off-campus residence in Moscow, Idaho, on the morning of November 13, 2022.

The 28-year-old PhD criminology student at Washington State University in Washington has been held in an Idaho jail since he was arrested at his parents’ residence in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, on December 30, 2022.

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Investigators said Kohberger visited the house on King Road 12 times before the slaying, dating back to June 2022.

Kohberger’s visits were typically in the late evening or early morning hours, court documents say.

During the early morning hours of November 13, 2022, investigators said Kohberger sneaked into the three-floor house undetected via a sliding glass door.

The 28-year-old then allegedly brutally stabbed Madison and Kaylee to death in Madison’s second-floor bedroom, and proceeded to kill Xana and Ethan in their third-floor room.

The case went unsolved for over a month until investigators announced Kohberger’s arrest.

Investigators linked the 28-year-old suspect to the crime scene after they matched his DNA on a knife sheath left behind, lying next to victims Madison and Kaylee.

Moscow Police Officer Brett Payne said he noticed the two best friends, 21, had “visible stab wounds.”

He added that when later viewing the room they were in from the door, he noticed “what appeared to be a tan leather knife sheath laying on the bed next to Mogen’s right side.”

The sheath was later processed and had “Ka-Bar,” “USMC,” and the United States Marine Corps eagle globe,” court documents revealed.

On December 27, 2022, after they had zeroed in on the 28-year-old as a suspect, police recovered the trash from the Kohberger family residence in Monroe County.

The next day an Idaho lab reported a DNA profile obtained from the trash, and the DNA profile obtained from the sheath identified a male as not being excluded as the biological father of the suspect.

The suspect’s cell phone was also pinged near the home on King Road.

Kohberger will appear in court Monday

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Kohberger will appear in court Mondaycredit: Reuters

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