A 28-year-old man who has been accused of the brutal murder of four students from the University of Idaho does not want any cameras to be allowed in his trial, nor during any of the court proceedings involving his case. Well, you know, I’m sure that the four individuals this sick psychopath killed would like to still be alive too, but that’s not going to happen is it?
In other words, we don’t always get what we want. If the guy doesn’t want to be made infamous and hailed as a villain for the rest of history, he shouldn’t have snuffed out innocent lives. It’s really that simple.
Bryan Kohberger, the murderer in question, filed a motion earlier this week to have cameras banned from pre-trial hearings, along with the trial itself, according to a report from KXLY. The Daily Wire said that Kohberger wrote, “(A)udio/visual coverage has become material for news outlets and social media accounts to espouse their unfounded opinions.”
Going on to cite a number of posts published on social media, along with TikTok videos and podcasts, Kohberger said people have tried to analyze his “demeanor by observing his body language… and describing him using phrases such as ‘cold iciness.’”
He then went on to write at great length about these so-called experts getting time in the media to offer up analysis concerning his body language, which included studies that he stated debunk the practice as it has been used in different cases.
“He further argued that allowing cameras during trials can cause participants to act differently, adding that cameras place ‘additional responsibilities on the trial judge’ that may distract them from properly presiding over the trial,” the Daily Wire said. “A judge will hear arguments relating to the issue at the end of the week. News organizations have argued that allowing cameras in the courtroom is a First Amendment right ‘because it enhances the quality and safeguards the integrity of the factfinding process with benefits to both the defendant and society as a whole.'”
Kohberger was officially indicted on charges of first-degree murder back in May. While being arraigned, the suspect sported a bullet-proof vest that was worn beneath his jumpsuit.
He stood quiet before the judge who asked him to enter his plea concerning the charges he faced. When he did not answer, the judge entered a not-guilty plea for him. And Kohberger is upset that people think he’s a cold-blooded killer? I mean, he’s not doing himself any favors with this kind of behavior.
Now, with the plea set, attorneys who are prosecuting the suspect now have a period of 60 days in order to decide if they will be pursuing the death penalty. The families of the victims are reportedly on board with him being put to death for his crimes.
“The suspect was arrested six weeks after four friends, Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21, were stabbed to death on November 13, 2022,” the report said.
“Goncalves’ family is now challenging a court order saying they cannot speak publicly about the case, KXLY reported. This outlet, along with others, has also challenged the gag order with no success. In April, an ID belonging to someone at the house where four students were killed was found in the suspect’s car, according to NewsNation. Police haven’t confirmed whom the ID belongs to due to the gag order Goncalves’ family is now challenging,” it added.
Let the cameras in the courtroom. Expose this monster for the whole world to see. If it bugs him, I’m all for it.
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