Taylor could be removed from the case in a number of ways, according to the experts.
Cara Kernodle could "file a motion to disqualify Taylor from representing Kohberger. The prosecution can file that same motion, or the judge can raise the motion 'sua sponte' on its own accord," Neama Rahmani, an attorney and former federal prosecutor, told Newsweek.
"Sua sponte" refers to actions taken by a court without the prompting of either party in a case.
"The judge will then decide whether Taylor has confidential information about Kernodle related to the case," Rahmani said. "If so, that would constitute an actual conflict and Taylor won't be permitted to represent Kohberger going forward."
Rahmani said that even if Cara Kernodle does not seek to disqualify Taylor, there "is still a potential conflict of interest with respect to Kohberger."
Kohberger's attorney's office has defended the mother of one of his alleged victims in four cases and legal experts say this raises questions about a conflict of interest.
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