Presumed killer Bryan Kohberger enters the courtroom in Idaho
Latah County prosecutors released information this week about an “internal investigation” into an officer in the case of accused murderer Bryan Kohberger.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, is accused of stabbing 20-year-old Ethan Chapin of Conway, Washington; 21-year-old Madison Mogen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 20-year-old Xana Kernodle of Avondale, Arizona; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves of Rathdrum, Idaho on November 13.
Murder victims from left: Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Maddie Mogen
According to the court documents, Kohberger’s DNA was found on a tan leather knife sheath that was left on Maddie Mogen’s bed on the 3rd floor of the King Road Residence.
“The scabbard was later machined and the exterior was embossed with ‘Ka-Bar,’ ‘USMC,’ and the United States Marine Corps eagle globe and anchor insignia,” Idaho Police Officer Brett Payne wrote in the 19-page affidavit. “The Idaho State Laboratory later found a single source of male DNA (suspicious profile) retained on the knife sheath’s snap fastener.”
Pennsylvania unsealed search warrants that revealed a number of items seized by law enforcement from the home of Bryan Kohberger’s parents during a Dec. 30 raid.
authorities confiscated black gloves, a Glock, a knife (possibly the murder weapon?), black face masks, “green leafy substance” in a plastic bag, and other items.
Police also confiscated parts of Bryan Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra.
Tire levers, a shovel, floor mats, a door panel, seats and seat cushions, headrests, seat belts, brake pedal, accelerator pedal, a plaster and other items were confiscated from the vehicle.
Prosecutors on Monday sent “potential Brady/Giglio material” related to an officer to Kohberger’s public defender.
“Brady Material relates to information that could potentially be exculpatory to a defendant, meaning it could prove his or her innocence. Giglio material relates to information that could cast doubt on the credibility of a witness — in this case, an officer who worked on Kohberger’s case.” Fox News reported.
The judge issued a protective order to hide the footage from the public, making it unclear whether the officer’s misconduct was related to Kohberger’s case.
NBC News reported:
Idaho prosecutors disclosed to Bryan Kohberger’s legal team on Monday evidence they say involves an internal investigation into an officer who was part of the University of Idaho murder case.
The state applied for a protective order to keep the investigation from public view, saying it wanted to disclose the investigation as “potential Brady/Giglio material.” It is unclear what the Internal Affairs inquiry entailed, when it was initiated, or how central the officer was to the college homicide investigation.
Prosecutors made Monday’s disclosure in accordance with obligations under the state’s Brady Act, which require a prosecutor to disclose evidence that might be beneficial in a suspect’s case. Brady material could contain evidence that contradicts a witness’s credibility, according to Cornell Law School.
More on the Brady/Giglio footage from NewsNation:
Kohberger could face a firing squad if convicted because the Idaho governor just signed a new law reinstating the method of legal execution.
Click Here to read and peruse and analyze the probable cause affidavit.
Click Here to read the unsealed search warrant at Bryan Kohberger’s home in Pullman, Washington.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26 at 9 a.m.