Bryan Kohberger, 29, is charged with four counts of murder in connection with the stabbing deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin
Kohberger, 29, has been charged with four counts of murder and one count of felony burglary in connection with the Nov. 13, 2022, stabbing deaths of Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. Kohberger has pleaded not guilty.
The first hearing is at 11 a.m. PT and the second is at 1 p.m. PT. According to Newsweek, the first hearing will address the defense's motion to dismiss the indictment on claims of a biased jury, insufficient evidence and other claims. It will not be open to the public.
After the hearings, the judge is also expected to set a trial date, CourtTV reports.
According to the probable cause affidavit — which was previously reviewed by PEOPLE — a sheath of the knife allegedly used in the stabbings was left at the scene in the bed where Mogen and Kaylee were found deceased. On the sheath, detectives allegedly found DNA linking Kohberger to the murders and also used his cell phone pings, the affidavit states.
She described the person as "5'10" or taller, male, not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows," according to the affidavit. The person walked past her and left the crime scene as "she stood in a 'frozen shock phase,'" the affidavit states.
At the time of the slayings, Kohberger was a Ph.D student at Washington State University studying criminal justice and criminology. The university, which is in Pullman, Wash., is approximately eight miles away from the residence in Moscow, Idaho where the four students were killed.
That three-story house, which was located at 1122 King Road, was demolished on Dec. 28.
On Friday morning, Steve and Kristi Goncalves, the parents of Kaylee, spoke to Good Morning America, and revealed details on how she was discovered.
Kristi stated that her daughter was "completely, totally trapped" in the bedroom she and her best friend Mogen were found in.
Kristi told GMA that when Kaylee was discovered, she was up against the wall "in an upright sort of position, up in the corner, slumped." Adding that the bed where Goncalves and Mogen's bodies were found was "the entire room — [you] could barely open up the door without swiping the foot of the bed."
Kristi and Steve also stated that they hope a trial date for Kohberger is set soon. "We got to get this case over," Steve said on GMA. "Let's do it. Let's stop playing these delay tactics, let's just get it done."
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