'She exuded love': Website honoring Idaho victim Madison Mogen calls for 'acts of kindness' on her birthday
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: An Instagram page and a website have been set up to honor Idaho murder victim Madison Mogen months after she was stabbed to death. The website recognizes Madison's birthday, May 25, as 'Maddie May Day.' The page urges people to carry out an act of kindness on this day as a tribute to Madison.
Madison, 21, along with her friends Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were allegedly brutally stabbed to death by suspect Bryan Kohberger in their off-campus three-story rented home on November 13, 2022. Kohberger was arrested in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, on December 30, 2022. Kohberger reportedly had a clean report apart from a drug problem. He was a PhD student in Washington State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
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Madison Mogen was 'kind and gentle'
"Madison May Mogen exuded love. She was kind, gentle, and oh so fun. Maddie was the sweetest baby, a funny little kid and blossomed into the most delightful young woman. Maddie was smart and motivated. She often worked multiple jobs, did extremely well in school and somehow always prioritized time with her friends and family first. Maddie was sweet with little kids and adored her cousins. She never met an animal she didn't love," the website reads.
"Maddie dedicated her life to spreading joy and kindness to everyone she met, warming every room with her smile and beautiful presence. She was taken from this world far too young, just as she was verging on college graduation and beginning her venture into adult life. We all ache from the loss of Maddie and we ask you to join us in continuing Maddie's mission by completing random acts of kindness. We can't wait to hear the stories that emerge as we all remember Maddie on this day and every day. Happy Maddie May Day," the website adds.
It also says, "Maddie May lived her life spreading joy to all who knew her. On her birthday, we invite you to carry on Maddie's legacy and do a random act of kindness in her name. Pay for a stranger's coffee, mow a neighbor's lawn, bring flowers to a friend, or bake cookies for your coworkers." An Instagram page has also been set up to spread the word about the website. MEAWW could not independently verify who set up the Instagram page and the website.
Bethany Funke fights subpoena forcing her to testify for Bryan Kohberger
Meanwhile, in the latest developments in the case, Bethany Funke, one of the survivors of the Idaho murders, is reportedly fighting a subpoena that would force her to testify as part of Kohberger's defense. The 21-year-old filed a motion to dismiss a subpoena filed by Kohberger's attorneys to the district court in Washoe County, Nevada.
The suspect's attorneys have claimed that Funke's testimony is important as it could clear the murder charges against Kohberger. However, it is unclear what claims made by Funke could lead to this result. Funke has denied having any information that could clear Kohberger. Her lawyers have said the defense's claims are “without support.”