- Aug 19, 2018
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Probably because it's in a state of limbo, so it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to choose an attorney without that qualification? The prosecutors have a 60-day deadline after he enters a plea to request the death penalty, and he still has not entered a plea. He may not enter one until the summer, and they have another 2 months after that to make up their minds. That's pushing a decision into late summer or even the fall, potentially.It seems our judicial system is speculating that this will be a capital case. They have even, evidentially, put so much weight on this speculation that it has restricted the pool of public defenders from which they can draw.
Why then, isn't the same weight given to the speculation of conflict of interest?
As though it's good and wise to speculate on one issue but irrelevant on the other?
It makes a lot more sense to get a death penalty-qualified penalty for him now and not need that person than to have picked another attorney who'd have to be replaced as soon as the prosecutors decide to seek that.
He faces multiple charges and multiple aggravating factors with those charges that could lead to the death penalty. It seems far more likely they will seek the death penalty than not, IMO. MOO
Bryan Kohberger could face the death penalty in Idaho student murders
In the first court appearance for the man accused of brutally killing four University of Idaho students, a judge laid out all five counts he is facing. Even if he was found guilty of just one of the four counts of murder, he could be sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility...
Idaho prosecutors will seek death penalty in Kohberger trial, says judge
Prosecutors are likely to seek the death penalty for Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of murdering four Idaho University students, according to Belvin Perry.