According to court documents, Latah County prosecutors gave up hundreds of papers to Idaho student murder defendant Bryan Kohberger’s defence this week.
The discovery disclosures consist of nearly 1,000 pages of documents, nearly twice as many images, and a video.
The evidence has not yet been made public, and the court has imposed a gag order prohibiting both sides’ attorneys, investigators, and lawyers representing witnesses, victims, and their families from discussing the case.
Kohberger is being jailed without bail on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of criminal burglary after reportedly breaking into an off-campus residence at 4 a.m. on Nov. 13 and assaulting four University of Idaho students inside.
If convicted, he might face the death sentence.
On January 10, Kohberger’s counsel, Kootenai County Public Defender Anne Taylor, requested discovery. After 13 days, Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson notified the court of his response.
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Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, all 21, were slain in the ambush, as were their 20-year-old housemate Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, who lived nearby and was staying the night.
According to Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt, all four victims sustained several stab wounds, and at least three of the victims may have been sleeping at the time of the attack.
According to a probable cause affidavit, police discovered a Ka-Bar sheath at the scene and say that DNA detected on the thumb snap helped lead them to Kohberger, who reportedly stalked the residence at least 12 times before the slayings and returned the next morning.
The suspect was a Ph.D. student in criminology at Washington State University, which is just 10 miles from the University of Idaho.
On December 30, Pennsylvania police and the FBI stormed his parents’ home in the Poconos Mountains and detained him.
He declined extradition and will appear in court on June 26 in Moscow, Idaho.
Experts told Fox News Digital that prosecutors might shorten the timeframe by pursuing a grand jury indictment instead of waiting until the preliminary hearing to show probable cause.