Families of Idaho murder victims reserve right to sue city of Moscow, attorney says
The families of two University of Idaho murder victims have told the court they reserve the right to sue the city of Moscow in the future.
Shanon Gray, attorney for the family of 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, said filing the tort notices is a “safeguard” in case something goes wrong or something has been mishandled.
The family of Madison Mogen, 21, who was also killed in the attack, also reserves the right to sue.
The two elderly people, their housemate Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, also 20, each died of multiple stab wounds on the morning of November 13, 2022, after a man entered their home around 4 in the morning armed with a large knife, according to the municipal police.
IDAHO MURDERS: BRYAN KOHBERGER’S DEFENSE IS SILENT IN HUNT, JUDGE ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEAS
The notices, filed earlier this month and later obtained by ABC News, warn that the families could seek damages in the future, but do not specify the amount of potential damages.
The suspect, Bryan Kohberger, had a doctorate. a student at nearby Washington State University, where he was taking the criminal justice and criminology program.
INSIDE IDAHO, MURDERS SUSPECT BRYAN KOHBERGER’S UNUSUALLY LONG ROAD TO PENNSYLVANIA
Police arrested Kohberger Dec. 30 in Pennsylvania, where he had returned to his parents’ home for the holidays after a cross-country trip with his father – driving the suspect vehicle from Washington state to the Pocono Mountains.
After declining to plead on Monday, Latah County District Judge John Judge pleaded not guilty on her behalf to four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary.
A trial date has been set for October 2.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Defense attorney Anne Taylor told the court she expected the trial to last four to six weeks.
Kohberger could face the death penalty in Idaho if convicted.