'Let's rest the case': Internet wants web sleuths to back off from speculation about Idaho murders
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: As University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger awaits his next court hearing, scheduled for June 26, amid a gag order imposed on all involved parties and lawyers, netizens want the media and web sleuths to back off from the case. Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology student, has been charged with the murder of four students - Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20.
The four victims were stabbed to death on November 13, 2022. After a weeks-long investigation that took into account eye-witness statements and other circumstantial evidence, police narrowed in on Kohberger as the primary suspect and arrested him on December 30. One of the major pieces of evidence against him includes a knife-sheath recovered from the crime scene that had his DNA on it.
As the furor around the widely publicized case has come to a momentary halt, a subreddit thread suggested rumination over the murders should come to an end too. On the sub BryanKohberger, Redditor highnoon1888 wrote, "Let's all let this rest for a bit...I am mentally drained by this case because it's so complex and slightly relatable with having a well educated defendant. Instead of mulling over and rumination over the topic, we need to let the proper parties proceed in their jobs unimpeded by media or sleuths. I fully believe Bryan is guilty but I want LE to have all the opportunity to prove guilt without a reasonable doubt."
Agreeing with the statement, a user wrote, "This might be the most sane and coherent post I've seen in the last few weeks," while another commented, "Definitely. I’m guilty of sensationalizing this case too. But you’re right, with a gag order in place, everything until June is going to be a rumor." A third Redditor said in agreement that "talking and discussing amongst ourselves is fine as long as people are keeping it in this sub and not trying to contact anybody they shouldn't." They added, "We are sharing our thought processes and learning from each other. It's ok."
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