Are Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen OK? Internet worried about Idaho survivors' 'lifetime trauma'
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: As University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger awaits his next court hearing, scheduled for June 26, netizens have expressed concerns about the survivors of the horrible tragedy, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke. Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology student, was arrested on December 30 in connection with the killings of four students - Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20.
Latah County Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall issued a nondissemination order, commonly known as a gag order, on January 19 prohibiting lawyers representing "any interested party in the case," such as witnesses, victims, or victims' families, from discussing the case in public. Hence, the two survivors of the November 13 horror are unlikely to make any public statement about the murders. That said, it is unclear if the gag order is applicable to them as well.
A Redditor, who posts under the name 'Awkward_Worry6024', recently started a discussion on the sub 'idahomurders', writing, "I wonder when the roommates will speak out… or if they’re okay." Expressing concern about the roommates who survived the night, the user wrote, "I also have continuously thought about their two roommates (who are also victims in their own sense, of course). They are just college kids who were enjoying their college experience when their lives got turned upside down. I wonder if they’re doing okay? Or if they’ll return to school? I wonder if we won’t hear from them at all until trial." The individual also added that they believe that the two roommates are "not okay."
Commenting on the post, one user wrote, "Right? I can't imagine how many locks and barriers it would take to ever feel safe sleeping again." Another commented, "I really feel for these girls, I hope they get all the help they need," while a third wrote, "I agree. This is so life changing that the full consequences and ramifications will continue to traumatize them for some time. I hope that they get the appropriate mental health care and support. This is lifetime trauma."
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