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 October 27, 2023

Suspected Idaho student killer, Bryan Kohberger, denied indictment dismissal attempt

Suspected Idaho student killer Bryan Kohberger received bad news in court this week.

According to Fox News, Kohberger's attempt to have the indictment against him dropped failed, big time.

Kohberger is the suspected killer of multiple University of Idaho students just before Thanksgiving last year in an early morning scene that was described as a "butchering."

NewsNation noted:

Kohberger is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20. They were found stabbed to death in November 2022 in an off-campus house near the University of Idaho.

Judge John Judge of Idaho’s 2nd Judicial District in Latah County dropped the hammer, denying his attorney's argument that the charges should be dropped due to grand jury bias, "inadmissible and insufficient evidence and prosecutorial misconduct," Fox reported.

Kohberger's lawyers also attempted to have Judge Judge move the goalposts in the grand jury.

Fox noted:

Logsdon also argued for the standard of proof to be raised to a "beyond a reasonable doubt" instead of Idaho’s usual "sufficient probably cause" standard at the grand jury level.

Notably, the judge also refused to ban cameras in the courtroom during the trial, though he stated that he wanted more "control" over what the cameras would do.

"I’m not going to ban cameras in the courtroom, but I need more control over what cameras are doing," Judge Judge said.

As it stands, Kohberger faces four counts of first-degree murder. He also faces one count of felony burglary. If convicted, Kohberger could face the death penalty via firing squad.

Many across social media were happy to hear that cameras would be allowed in the courtroom, as the shocking case captured the attention of the world, given the gravity of the situation.

"I am eagerly waiting for this trial. This is one I will watch every minute of," one X user wrote.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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