State prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against Bryan Kohberger for the Idaho student murders in 2022. Reports say that the DNA from the knife found at the crime scene was a “statistical match” to the suspect.On November 13, 2022, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found dead in an off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho. Following several investigations, Bryan Kohberger, 28, was accused of the Idaho student murders.
According to Wehner, Kohberger faced charges of one count of burglary and four counts of first-degree murder. The Idaho student murders suspect was reportedly arrested at his parents’ house in Pennsylvania last December and had been held in jail without bail ever since.
Death Penalty for the Idaho Student Murders Suspect
According to Romine, the prosecutors of the state of Idaho filed documents to pursue the death penalty for Kohberger. Prior to the filing, the authorities claimed that the DNA sample collected from the knife found near Mogen’s body was a “statistical match” to the Idaho student murders suspect’s DNA.
However, on the same day of the filing, the defense team also argued that Kohberger had no connection with the victims. Nonetheless, the Idaho student murders suspect’s trial is scheduled to start on October 2.