In court documents, his attorneys claimed that the man who is accused of murdering four University of Idaho Students went for a solo drive both night and day before their bodies were discovered.
Bryan Kohberger (28, ) was indicted on four murder charges and other charges by the May court in relation to the stabbing death of four students found in a house off campus on Nov. 13, 2011.
Kohberger stated in a Wednesday motion that his lawyers filed to object to a prosecution motion, that he had been driving on Nov. 12 into the following day.
“Mr. Kohberger is a long-time habitual driver. He would often drive at night. “He did this late on the 12th of November and into the 13th of November 2022,” wrote his attorneys.
Authorities said that the bodies of four students — Ethan Chapin and Madison Mogen — were discovered in a Moscow, Idaho home after someone had called 911 shortly before noon.
In a motion filed on Wednesday, attorneys for Kohberger stated that Kohberger drove into the “early morning hours” on Nov. 13, The motion doesn’t specify a specific time.
Kohberger has denied all charges.
In a motion filed on Wednesday, his attorneys stated that they would use expert witnesses to corroborate the fact that Kohberger did not reside at the house where the bodies were discovered.
They claimed that they are conducting their own analysis and investigation.
The murders have shocked Moscow, a city with a population of around 25,000 people, as well as the University of about 11,000 students that call it home.
Kohberger , who was killed in Pennsylvania six weeks ago, was arrested early on December 30.
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In the motion filed on Wednesday, his attorneys were responding to a request by prosecutors for a “motive to defend an alibi.”
Kohberger’s lawyers wrote that “Mr. Kohberger drove alone” and that the evidence for corroboration could come from either cross-examination by witnesses of the state or presentations made by defense experts.
Kohberger is a doctoral candidate from Washington State University, located in Pullman. The University of Idaho is about seven miles away. The university stated that he was in the criminal justice department and had worked as a teaching assistant during the fall semester of 2022.
from DeSales University said that he had earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the nearby university in 2020 and a master’s in criminal justice in June 2022.