Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Suspect In Stabbing Deaths Of 4 University Of Idaho Students

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a man charged in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students.

The plea potentially sets the stage for a trial in which he could face the death penalty.

Bryan Kohberger, who entered the plea Monday, was arrested late last year and charged with burglary and four counts of first-degree murder in connection with with the Nov. 13, 2022, killings.

Prosecutors have 60 days to announce whether they will seek the death penalty.

The deaths of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin left the rural community of Moscow, Idaho, reeling.

At the time, the 28-year-old Kohberger was a graduate student studying criminology at nearby Washington State University.

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