THE family of a University of Idaho murder victim has released a new statement as she will posthumously receive her degree from the school this weekend.
Former PhD student in criminology Bryan Kohberger, 28, has been charged with the murder of Goncalves; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20.
The other victims are honored graduation ceremony also on Saturday.
“It was an extremely emotional week for me,” with the graduation ceremony on Saturday and Mother’s Day on Sunday, the poster said.
“Our four children (Kaylee’s siblings) will go on her behalf and accept her degree,” they said.
“I never imagined that Kaylee would not be able to accept her own degree that SHE worked so hard to earn. I will take a few days off to prepare for the upcoming weekend.”
Parents said they would do their best to stay strong
“MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL!” they added.
The update came after Kohberger Hired a new attorney earlier this week.
Elisa Massoth – an attorney based in Payette, Idahoabout 500 miles south of Moscow – joined the suspect’s defense team on Monday.
She will represent him along with Kootenai County public defender Anne Taylor.
The lawyers are now demanding that the authorities release arrest videos and DNA Samples they say could prove Kohberger’s innocence.
Kohberger faces four counts of first-degree murder and burglary.
He maintains his innocence, but has not yet filed a plea.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on May 25.