The evidence mounting against alleged Idaho murderer Bryan Kohberger, 28, may seem to prosecutors like a gift in their quest to convict him of the triple slaying of four college students.
A thorough investigation, on the other hand, has revealed numerous legitimate routes for his defense team to pursue in order to sow seeds of reasonable doubt in the minds of a jury, perhaps leading to a not-guilty decision.
‘All it takes is one juror,’ said Joseph Scott Morgan, a forensics professor at Jacksonville State University. ‘And there’s no question in my opinion that the defense will exploit it.’
Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman both commented on how evidence collecting, Kohberger’s youth, and even DNA obtained at the scene may all be utilized to help the defense.
‘Bryan Kohberger is a psychiatric petri dish. Dr. Lieberman told DailyMail.com that a defense psychiatrist would have a lot to work with.
Kohberger’s attorneys may have already gained a significant victory in the probe. Prosecutors recently revealed in court filings that one officer engaged in the triple murder case is the subject of an ‘internal affairs investigation. Any apparent wrongdoing by investigators might jeopardize the trial.
‘They’re going to throw up factual and legal impediments,’ Rahmani said. ‘In this instance, the defense will challenge the evidence. And one thing I anticipate them doing is attacking the DNA.’
The criminology student is suspected of murdering Maddie Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20.
Watch our video below for a full breakdown of all the strategies his defensive unit might use.