According to reports, the families of two of the University of Idaho students who were killed are getting ready to file lawsuits against the school, Bryan Kohberger’s alma mater Washington State University, and the city of Moscow over the deaths of their loved ones.
This month, a lawyer for the families of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, filed tort notices to safeguard their ability to initiate a lawsuit within the following two years.
The notifications, which ABC News obtained, are vague about the potential claims the families might make, and no lawsuit has yet been initiated.
The information was made public after their alleged killer, Mr. Kohberger, appeared in court on Monday for his arraignment in Moscow, Idaho’s Latah County Court.
His lawyer, Anne Taylor, stated that he was “standing silent” on the allegations during his refusal to enter a plea to four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. On his behalf, the judge entered not-guilty pleas.
Goncalves, Mogen, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, are accused of being killed by Mr. Kohberger on November 13 in a horrific incident that shook the college town of Moscow and sent shockwaves across America.
Items taken from Bryan Kohberger’s house have blood on them, according to tests
It has been discovered that at least two items taken from the residence of alleged murderer Bryan Kohberger tested positively for blood.
Several things taken from the residence of the 28-year-old Washington State University criminology PhD student in Pullman were tested for the presence of blood, according to court documents made public by Washington authorities on Thursday.
Two items were favorable despite the majority being negative.
Both the uncased pillow and the mattress cover on the bed were identified as having “reddish brown stains” that were evident. The identity of the blood’s owner is concealed by the documentation.
On December 30, the day after Mr. Kohberger was arrested for the killings of University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, police conducted a search warrant at Mr. Kohberger’s residence. All of the goods were seized.