Two Friday Hearings on Idaho Murders Seek Dismissal of Charges
It was and remains probably the most well-known crime on the globe over the past year-- or more. On a cold morning in the middle of November of 2022, four University of Idaho students were found brutally murdered--in their own home. Two roommates survived the attack and noticed next to nothing going on in the house. Thousands of online crime slueths jumped into action, making all sorts of online content while really having absolutely no real or credible information outside of the minimal details that the Moscow Police Department would release.
Now, nearly a year later, after being attacked for not working hard or fast enough--Moscow Police have a suspect in custody (and they've had him since December of last year) and the whole world is watching as the legal process unfolds.
Most recently, the suspect, Bryan Kohberger waived his right to a speedy trial which called off the October trial start date. With a trial still on the horizon at some point--the defense continues to push to have charges against Kohberger dismissed.
Two hearings set to be held tomorrow, Friday, September 22nd, will consist of Kohberger's defense team asking the court to dismiss the charges against the Bryan Kohberger--which would really mean that he would be released from custody. That's a pretty crazy thing to think about, given authorities are so certain that they have the right suspect.
The first hearing will be closed to the public as it will be discussing the grand jury (an anonymous group) that indicted Kohberger. His defense will be making claims of: a biased jury, inadmissible evidence, lack of sufficient evidence and prosecutorial misconduct.
The second hearing will not be closed to the public--and the defense is arguing that the court gave erroneous instructions to the grand jury, making their indictment null and void.
Legal experts do not expect the court to agree with Kohberger's defense--but it is a big day in court, regardless. We will continue to update you.