Parents of University of Idaho murder suspects subpoenaed by Pennsylvania grand jury

The parents of Idaho student murder suspect Brian Kohberger have been called to testify before an investigative grand jury in the family’s home state of Pennsylvania, a report says.

Mr. Kohberger’s father is expected to testify before a grand jury in a sealed proceeding in Monroe County on Thursday. a source told CNN.

His mother has already given evidence to the grand jury, source told the news outlet And said his testimony, which will be given under oath, could be shared with Idaho prosecutors.

Pennsylvania judges are allowed to share transcripts of grand jury witness testimony with other law enforcement agencies.

The source told CNN that attorneys for Mr. Kohberger’s parents, Michael and Maryann Kohberger, tried unsuccessfully to have the subpoenas quashed.

Mr. Kohberger is accused of brutally murdering Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Zanna Kurnodl, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, on November 13, in a shooting that shook the college town of Moscow and sent shockwaves across the United States. Sent waves.

Mr Kohberger appeared in court on Monday for his arraignment at the Lata County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho.

During the arraignment, he refused to enter a plea deal with his attorney, Anne Taylor, to four counts of first-degree murder and burglary, saying that he was “standing silent” on the charges. The judge, on his part, entered a plea of ​​not guilty.

Kohberger’s sister feared her brother was involved in the stabbing of four University of Idaho students before police raided their parents’ home in December and arrested them on murder charges, according to a new report.

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sources told NBC dateline That one of the accused murderer’s older siblings grew increasingly suspicious of her brother and his behavior when the family gathered to spend the holidays together.

Their suspicion was so strong that — at one point — several family members searched Mr. Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra for possible evidence of the crime, he said.

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