- Jul 31, 2008
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The article was not written by the expert, and it struck me as clickbait in much the same way all these cable news experts say controversial things that are only true in a narrow scope to keep people tuning in. For example "Kohberger’s cell records never show him traveling to Moscow on the night of the homicides". Yes, but the article fails to mention that his phone does show him leaving home that night and that his phone abruptly stopped reporting while he was on the move, and then showed up again after he left King Road and started his wild drive. If the author were trying to be unbiased, he would have mentioned that it will be very damaging to BK if that's the only time during the records period that his phone stopped reporting its location.
What do cellphone records say about Bryan Kohberger’s location? Expert explains BY ALEX BRIZEE UPDATED FEBRUARY 02, 2023 9:21 AM
Idaho authorities have alleged that Bryan Kohberger’s cellphone records showed he was in the Moscow area less than an hour after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in an off-campus house — and that he visited the “coverage area” of the home 12 times before the homicides. But telecommunications expert and former electrical engineer Ben Levitan, who has analyzed cellphone data for the well-known Adnan Syed case featured in the “Serial” podcast, told the Idaho Statesman that while cellphone records can provide someone’s estimated location, they can’t pinpoint an individual’s exact location.
But Levitan said a typical cellphone tower covers an area of 12 square miles. Someone could be miles away from the nearest cell tower, and Moscow is a roughly 3-by-5-mile town. “You cannot pinpoint a person,” Levitan said about cellphone records. “There’s no chance any expert in the world can tell you where that person is located.”
Levitan added that the nearest cell tower to the King Road home covers an area of 27.3 square miles — the same size as nearly 14,000 football fields. Moscow police said Kohberger’s historical phone records were pulled to determine whether Kohberger “stalked any of the victims” before the stabbings. Levitan said if authorities during the court proceedings try to show Kohberger visited the home 12 times, “they will be wrong and could damage their case.”
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It would be interesting to know how much the expert's responses were edited, or whether what we see is the sum total of his responses. MOOoooo
Read more at: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/crime/article271694187.html#storylink=cpy