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'Don't think he did it': Cops using Bryan Kohberger as a 'pawn' to catch Idaho killer, claims bizarre theory

The evidence against Bryan Kohberger includes a knife sheath with his DNA on it that was recovered from the crime scene
Bryan Kohberger in court (Ted S. Warren/Getty Images)
Bryan Kohberger in court (Ted S. Warren/Getty Images)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: University of Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger, was arrested on December 30, 2022 and has been charged with the murders of four students - Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21. While several believe that the evidence against Kohberger, even though circumstantial, is enough to incriminate him, a bizzare theory claiming otherwise is now floating on the internet. 

The evidence against Kohberger, a 28-year-old ciminology student, includes a knife sheath with his DNA on it that was recovered from the crime scene. The probable cause affidavit, made public on January 5, also revealed that Kohberger visited the murder scene at least 12 times before the killings. However, as no concrete motive has been established yet, numerous bizarre theories about the suspect are being discussed online.


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A recent outlandish theory that has been floating online recently, a Redditor has speculated that the cops might be using Kohberger as a pawn to nab the real killer. "Maybe police is trying to catch the real killer through BK? Like..Maybe?" redditor Puzzleheaded_Milk221 wrote on a thread that posed the question: "Anyone else believe he didn’t do it?" 



While not too many people have agreed, there are several others who posted on the thread expressing their belief that Kohberger was not the man who brutally stabbed the four University of Idaho students on November 13, 2022. "Truthfully, if there’s not enough evidence available to the public at this point to say he did it, there’s also not enough to say he didn’t. We’re all just gonna have to wait to declare conclusions when we don’t have enough info to know either way," wrote one user. "I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. I don’t think the evidence against him is that strong. I’m leaving an open mind," wrote another Redditor. A third user, also expressing that Bryan is 'innocent until proven guilty", wrote, "He is protected under the fifth and 14th amendments, and he is entitled to do process of law. I will not have any thoughts until I see admissible, authenticated and complete evidence."




It shuold be mentioned here that the Idaho murder investigation has disproven the vast majority of Internet theories and Moscow PD has managed information leakage and maintained the secrecy of case specifics since the beginning of the investigation. Given that a new gag order has now been put in place, more official information about the case is unlikely to be released before Kohberger's next court hearing on June 26.

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