Judge enters not guilty pleas on behalf of Bryan Kohberger, charged in Idaho student murders

During an arraignment in Latah County Court on Monday, an Idaho judge entered not guilty pleas on behalf of Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of murdering four University of Idaho students last fall.

Judge John Judge carefully reviewed Kohberger’s rights and the charges outlined in the indictment, including multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary, KETV ABC7 reported.

Kohberger acknowledged his understanding of the charges by responding with a firm “Yes” to each one. However, when asked for his plea, Kohberger remained silent.

His attorney informed the court, “Your honor, we are standing silent,” prompting the judge to enter not guilty pleas on Kohberger’s behalf.

The 28-year-old defendant was indicted last week for the killings of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin, who tragically lost their lives on November 13 at a residence near the main campus of the university in Moscow, Idaho.

The trial is scheduled to commence on October 2 and is anticipated to span approximately six weeks. Prosecutors have a 60-day period starting from Monday to announce in writing whether they intend to pursue the death penalty in this case.

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