MOSCOW, Idaho (NewsNation) — Bryan Kohberger’s attorneys filed a motion to remove cameras from the courtroom, arguing photographers have not followed a judge’s instruction to not focus solely on Kohberger.
Kohberger is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of four University of Idaho students: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20. They were stabbed to death in November 2022.
His attorneys also argue that video coverage of the pre-trial hearings will taint the jury pool.
“A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not a stadium, or a city or a nationwide arena. … Similarly, Kohberger is entitled to defend himself against capital criminal charges without cameras focused on his fly,” his lawyers wrote.
Earlier this week, Kohberger waived his right to a speedy trail.
This means the suspected killer’s trial will no longer happen in October. It was previously set to begin Oct. 2 in Moscow, Idaho. He could face the death penalty if convicted.