Bryan Kohberger trial: 'Crushing publicity' could hamper 'fair jury pool' for Idaho suspect, says lawyer
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The intense publicity and theories surrounding the University of Idaho murders are just some of the challenges in the "unusual case," a lawyer has shared. Bryan Kohberger has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary in connection to the murder of four University of Idaho students.
Kohberger is being held without bail after allegedly killing students Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20 on 13 November. Duncan Levin, a prominent criminal defense attorney and managing partner of Levin & Associates, PLLC, spoke exclusively to The US Sun about the Idaho case.
He said that the murder case is challenging for a variety of reasons, one of which is the "crushing pretrial publicity." It is to be noted that Levin is not representing any of the involved parties. "This is a very unusual case," Levin said, adding, "There are no courts anywhere [in the country] that routinely handle this type of case." Levin referred to the Latah County Court, where Kohberger is being represented, and said, "But this is a small court … that is not used to handling these types of matters"
This case has gained international attention due to its many twists and turns. “This is maybe the most talked about case anywhere in the world at the moment. The pretrial publicity will give both sides a challenge of trying to find a fair jury pool that can hear the case. It’s a highly charged, highly emotional case ... very sad situation," Levin said. "Emotions are quite understandably so high in that city, in that county where this case is going to be held," he added.
Levin then went on to note that finding jurors in Latah County who will perform their duties responsibly is going to be a difficult task. "You’re going to get jurors who really lived through the emotion of believing there was a killer on the loose who was striking strangers, and that has got to be something that will challenge Bryan Kohberger’s ability to get a fair trial in that county," Levin said. "And you can be sure it'll one of the first things that [Kohberger's] defense focuses on, is trying to see if they can move the case to a different county or a different state with less pretrial publicity.”
People have been coming up with their own theories on the internet which only makes what Levin said more plausible. Some poeple on Reddit have been arguing that Bryan Kohberger might be innocent.
The user in his theory said, "BK is an expert in crime. It does not make sense he would use a vehicle which is a clear identifier to him to do such a crime." He also said, "It does not make sense why DM stays in her locked room until mid-day without calling the police."
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