Bryan Kohberger trial will be livestreamed on YouTube: Judge

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The murder trial of Bryan Kohberger, the suspect charged with stabbing four University of Idaho students to death on Nov. 13, 2022, will be livestreamed on the court’s YouTube channel, the Latah County judge in the case ruled.

The ruling from Judge John C. Judge means the public will have one method of trial access as prosecutors seek to prove that Kohberger, who will turn 29 on Tuesday, is the one who murdered Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, at an off-campus house on King Road in Moscow more than one year ago.

At the same time, the ruling did put up hurdles for media coverage of the trial, as it cut against the position of the media coalition, led by the Associated Press, which argued in favor of “audio/visual coverage” and cameras inside the courtroom.

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“[T]he Court grants Kohberger’s Motion to Remove Cameras from Courtroom as it pertains to cameras, both still and video, operated by the media,” Judge John C. Judge wrote. “However, the Court will continue to allow the proceedings to be videoed by a Court operated camera system.”

“This will help to alleviate the concerns raised by both the defense and the State, but at the same time will ensure the public still has access to see the proceedings for themselves if they cannot attend hearings in-person,” the judge reasoned.

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