Prosecutors have been granted approximately 60 warrants against major companies, banks and law enforcement facilities as they build a case against murder suspect Bryan Kohberger, according to a Fox News report. The report noted the identities of those served have been made public but the contents of the warrants are sealed until trial.
Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall sealed and redacted the warrants issued by the court prior to a June 26 preliminary hearing in the case. During the June hearing, prosecutors must provide sufficient evidence to show probable cause exists to try Kohberger for the murder of four University of Idaho students November 3.
The judge’s orders total approximately 750 pages, according to the report.
If, as is most likely, Kohberger pleads “not guilty” during the hearing in the Latah County Courthouse, Marshall will place the case on her trial calendar.
Defense attorneys may request a change of venue if prosecutors present enough compelling evidence to constitute probable cause, according to an Idaho Statesman report.
Marshall has imposed gag orders on all lawyers and officers of the court to limit what may be disseminated publicly concerning the case. The gag order is designed to limit potential jurors learning too much about evidence in the case in order to improve the likelihood of empaneling an impartial jury.
Defense attorneys have noted the extensive national publicity the case received before Kohberger’s arrest at his parent’s Pennsylvania residence.
Served with warrants related to the case:
- American Express
- Three warrants to AT&T
- Bank of America
- Banner Bank in Spokane, Washington
- Block, Inc. (formerly Square, Inc.)
- Blue Ridge Knives in Marion, Virginia
- Charter Communications
- Coeur d’Alene Police Department Forensic Lab
- Discover Bank
- Elan Financial Services
- Idaho Central Credit Union
- Idaho Department of Labor
- Numerica Credit Union
- Potlatch No 1 Financial Credit Union
- Umpqua Bank
- Wells Fargo
- Verizon Wireless
- Washington State University
- Cloud networking company Extreme Networks
- Inland Cellular
- KA-BAR Knives
- Match Group LLC, which owns 45 dating sites like Tinder, Match.com, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, PlentyOfFish and OurTime
- Meta Platforms, Facebook’s parent company
- Moscow Police Department Forensic Lab
- SnapChat owner Snap Inc.
- Umpqua Bank
- Two warrants to Verizon Wireless
- Yik Yak
Kohberger faces four homicide charges for the November 13 deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20. He is also charged with felony burglary for allegedly entering their King Road residence to murder the four University of Idaho students.
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