Idaho Murder Suspect’s Latest Move Sheds Light On His Potential Sentence

  • The motion stated that Koontenai County Public Defender Anne C. Taylor, acting on Kohberger’s behalf, “moves the Court to appoint an additional death qualified co-counsel in the above entitled matter.”
  • “This motion is made pursuant to the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Idaho and United States Constitutions, Rule 44.3 of the Idaho Criminal Rules, IDAPA 61.01.08 et seq., and the American Bar Association Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Counsel in Death Penalty Cases,” the filing continued.
  • Experts raised the question of the death penalty early on — Idaho criminal defense attorney Jim Siebe noted in early January that it would almost certainly be an option on the table.
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