PD Mess Up Again, Idaho Massacre Case Could Crumble
The Idaho community of Moscow was rocked by the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students in November of 2020. Now, as Bryan Kohberger prepares to stand trial for the horrific crime, prosecutors have revealed that the investigation could be jeopardized by an internal affairs probe into one of the officers involved.
The details of this confidential investigation were disclosed in a Brady/Giglio material notice submitted to the Latah County District Attorney‘s Office. This type of material may include evidence that could prove Kohberger is not guilty, or impeach the credibility of a witness. As a result, a protective order was granted by Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall to keep the material from being publicly disclosed.
Kohberger is currently facing four counts of first–degree murder and burglary in the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle. He is also facing the possibility of the death penalty, which has yet to be determined.
The outrageousness of these crimes has led many to call for the death penalty as justice for the victims and their families. However, some legal experts suggest that the prosecution is obligated to lay out all the evidence to avoid any issues on appeal, which could put Kohberger‘s life in their hands.
As the prosecution continues to investigate, the community of Moscow is left in limbo, waiting to see if justice will be served. In the meantime, the family of Kohberger has released one statement, expressing their love and support for their son and brother, and encouraging the public to allow the legal process to unfold.
The outcome of this case could have far–reaching implications for Moscow and the surrounding areas. It remains to be seen if Kohberger will face execution, or if the internal affairs investigation will bring the trial to a premature end.
New documents released in the Bryan Kohberger case. Going through them now.
Prosecution says there is a confidential internal affairs investigation involving one of the officers related to the case.
Will break it down when I fill-in for Dan Abrams at 9pmET on @NewsNation. pic.twitter.com/xSAxLZQeta
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) March 28, 2023