Kohberger faces Oct. 2 trial in connection with U of I student slayings

Bryan Kohberger stood silent in a Latah County courtroom Monday morning, when he was asked to make a plea in connection with the slayings of four University of Idaho students.

Consequently, a judge entered a not guilty plea on the Washington State University student’s behalf, during an arraignment hearing.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on an Oct. 2 trial date, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday. The trial is expected to last up to six weeks.

Kohberger faces first-degree murder charges in the slayings of Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen, who were found stabbed to death in an off-campus house on Nov. 13.

A grand jury indicted Kohberger last week.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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