MOSCOW, Idaho – A judge entered pleas of not guilty to all charges for Bryan Kohberger at his arraignment Monday – more than six months after police allege he fatally stabbed four University of Idaho undergrads in their off-campus home.
Deputies escorted Kohberger into the courtroom around 9 a.m., where he stood before Judge John Judge.
The defendant, wearing an orange jumpsuit and no handcuffs, smiled at his defense attorney, Kootenai County Public Defender Anne Taylor, and sat quietly. He nodded as Judge read his rights aloud. Taylor is being contracted to represent Kohberger in Latah County, where the Moscow student slayings were carried out, because of her expertise in handling capital murder cases.
Taylor said they would “be standing silent,” so Judge entered the not guilty pleas for the charges against Kohberger. “Standing silent” means the defendant does not take a guilty or not-guilty stance but has the same outcome as pleading