Convicted killer’s wife has slammed rumors linking him to the Idaho killings, as new video shows police interviews from the night of the murder

THE wife of a convicted murderer has slammed rumors linking her husband to the Idaho murders as new bodycam footage taken on the day of the killings has emerged.

Four University of Idaho students were brutally stabbed to death in an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, just over a month ago.

A wife of a convicted murderer has slammed rumors that her husband was involved in the stabbing of four University of Idaho students

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A wife of a convicted murderer has slammed rumors that her husband was involved in the stabbing of four University of Idaho studentsCredit: Instagram/kayleegoncalves
Police released footage of three other students on the night of the murders

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Police released footage of three other students on the night of the murdersPhoto credit: Fox News

Online detectives have been trying to determine who is responsible for the murders of Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, and their roommates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21.

James Curtis Leonard, convicted of manslaughter in 2007, has appeared on online forums and YouTube as sleuths try to solve the case themselves.

Leonard, 39, shot and killed a man in Genessee, Idaho, but his wife claims his hands are clean from the four Idaho murders.

“A lot of crazy things happen, but my husband had nothing to do with what happened up there,” she told the Daily Mail.

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“It’s not connected at all. It really upsets me,” she said.

The couple live in a trailer in Moscow, which is about a mile from the crime scene.

The woman added, “People on the internet are trying to frame him for the murders.”

“I had to get rid of this social media s***.”

Police arrested Leonard on Tuesday for allegedly beating his wife and stalking her with a knife, the outlet said.

The outlet reported that Leonard also allegedly spanked his 15-year-old.

When police officers showed up at their home for a follow-up visit on Friday, Leonard’s wife told them about her husband’s online harassment.

“I have told the police that we are fed up with all the threats, harassment and allegations,” she said.

“Our family was in danger because of all these false statements on the internet.”

She told the outlet that she was at home with her husband during the student horror deaths.

Cops have said Leonard had nothing to do with the murders.

BODYCAM RECORDINGS

Police also said three young men captured by an officer’s bodycam on the morning of the killings had nothing to do with the stabbings of students.

The three men were also students at the university.

Undercover officers stopped the students after suspecting they had been underage drinking around 2:50 a.m. on November 13.

The students were walking near the Sigma Chi Brotherhood – the house where Kernodle and Chapin had been for a party hours earlier.

The four stabbing victims were attacked between 3 and 4 a.m. this morning about a tenth of a mile from the police station.

“Investigators working on the current murder case are aware of the footage, they reviewed it and all the details related to it and found that there was no connection,” Moscow police said.

According to a police report, the students were stopped after they were seen swaying from side to side – one fell while crossing the street.

Police said it was an unrelated alcohol offense.

In the video, the three men admitted to being under the age of 21.

They also reportedly told the officer that they drank six to eight beers each.

POLICE WARNING

The speculation surrounding James Leonard is just a rumor spread about the murders while the killer is still at large.

On Friday, the Moscow police warned against Internet detectives.

Police warned of “harassment” from online speculation about the killings.

Speculation has led to intimidation of people who may or may not be involved in the case, police said.

“Investigators have been monitoring online activity related to this ongoing and active case,” Moscow Police said.

They said investigators are “aware of the large amount of rumors and misinformation being shared, as well as harassing and threatening behavior towards potentially involved parties.”

“Anyone who engages in threats or harassment in person, online or otherwise must understand that they could be prosecuted,” Moscow police said.

“Moscow Police warns the public not to rely on rumors and remains committed to keeping the public informed.

“We urge reliance on official channels for accurate information.”

FAMILY BLASTS SLEUTHS

The police warning comes after Alivea Goncalves, Kaylee’s sister, defended her family.

Alivea said her family is under an online scrutiny as people everywhere seek answers into the harrowing crime.

In the Reddit thread r/idahomurders, someone reposted Alivea’s statement from a Facebook group where the case was discussed.

The sister wrote: “We don’t owe you our jobs or updated benefits.

“Myself, my brother and my father have never really used social media.

“We insist on continuing to speak for Kaylee & Maddie because they can no longer and no arrest has been made.

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“I would not jump a meter in the air to save my own life if threatened.

“I would just go find my sisters when I’m with what’s left after we left.”

Police warned of

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Police warned of “nuisance” caused by online speculation about the killingsCredit: Alamy

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