University of Idaho murder suspect enters ‘not guilty’ plea

(CNN/NBC) – University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger was in court Monday.

The family of at least one of the victims was in the gallery watching the arraignment.

Kohberger appeared shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit in Latah County court.

The Judge in charge of the case entered a “not guilty” plea on Kohberger’s behalf after his lawyer stated he would stand silent when asked for his plea.

Kohberger faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students in a house just off the University’s main campus last November.

The murder trial date is set for October 2.  It is expected to last six weeks.

Prosecutors now have 60 days to announce in writing whether they plan to seek the death penalty in this case.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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