Bryan Kohberger, 28, stood silent during his May 22, 2023, arraignment hearing on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary for the University of Idaho killings. 

Kohberger is accused of killing Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle.

His lack of participation forced the judge to enter him into a not guilty plea on his behalf. His trial is set to begin on October 2nd, and is expected to last roughly six weeks. To that end, some experts are skeptical that we’ll see a trial this year due to motion work that could take months — or even years.

“The investigation continues all the way through [before the trial],” Bob Motta, criminal defense attorney and podcast host, said in a Twitter Spaces event after the arraignment concluded. Motta anticipated that Kohberger would’ve pleaded not guilty.



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