A man charged with killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022 provided an alibi in court Wednesday, according to documents.
Brian Coberger, the man charged with murdering 20-year-old Ethan Chapin. 21 year old Madison Morgen. 20 year old Zana Carnold. and Cary Gonsalves, 21, were asked in court Wednesday to provide an alibi showing his whereabouts on the night four college students were murdered. according to CBS news.
His lawyers opposed the state’s alibi demands, but his client, Coberger, had a “long history of going for drives alone” and did so on the night and morning of the murder. , testified in court. According to the report, the exact whereabouts could not be determined.
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“Mr. Koberger is not claiming to be in any particular place at any particular time. According to CBS News, at this time Mr. Koberger will be in the area between midnight Nov. 12, 2022 and Nov. 13, 2022. No specific witness can tell you exactly where he was at each hour of the day until early morning,” the court filing said. (Related: Grand jury indicts suspect in murder of four Idaho college students)
Koberger’s attorneys argued that corroborating evidence that kept him away from the crime scene was available through cross-examination of witnesses, the paper said.
After Koberger chose to remain silent, an acquittal was filed on Koberger’s behalf at an arraignment hearing on May 22. In June 2023, court documents revealed that law enforcement officials matched Koberger’s DNA with DNA found at the crime scene.
Coberger was charged with four counts of first-degree murder. his judgment expected to start in October.