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Judge enters not guilty plea for Idaho murder suspect after he refused to answer

Bryan Kohberger
FILE – Bryan Kohberger, left, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022, looks toward his attorney, during a hearing in Latah County District Court, Jan. 5, 2023, in Moscow, Idaho. A media coalition is trying again to get a gag order lifted in the criminal case of Kohberger. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool,File)

BOISE, ID– A judge has entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger, after he refused to enter a plea on Monday.
When asked how they would like to plea, Kohberger’s defense attorney Anne Taylor, told the Latah County District Court they have decided to “stand silent.”
Kohberger is accused of murdering University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapinas during the early morning hours of November 13th, 2022.
All four victims were found dead in their rental home near the campus.
Another roommate was said to have survived the killing spree by locking themselves in a room after they came face to face with the masked suspect.
Many details about the murders are still slowly being released by authorities, however, they report that they have cellphone data, surveillance video of Kohberger’s vehicle, and DNA evidence that links Kohberger to the crime.
Kohberger did not attend the University of Idaho and was a graduate student studying criminology at the nearby Washington State University.
It was also said that Kohberger may not have known his victims.
Authorities have not released any information on how they believe he chose the victims.
In addition to “standing silent,” Kohberger also declined to waive his right to a speedy trial.
The Idaho murder’s trial is set to begin on Oct. 2 and is expected to last at least six weeks.