“I think he’s killed before, most likely,” Mr. Gilliam said Friday. “Not four people, but I think he’s probably stalked and potentially killed females before.”
Trial attorney Mercedes Colwin also appeared on the show and added, “If he’s the killer, this viciousness, the brutality, and the butchering of these four individuals, I can’t imagine this is the first time if he is indeed the killer.”
Mr. Gilliam also suggested that the knife used to carry out the crimes will be found and that the sheath left at the scene is a “calling card” — a tell that a specific criminal carried out the act.
Police used DNA from the knife sheath and surveillance footage of Mr. Kohberger’s car and cellphone records to peg him as the suspect, according to the affidavit released earlier this month.
Mr. Kohberger has been charged with four counts of first-degree homicide for killing college students Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, inside their off-campus home on Nov. 13. He was also charged with one count of felony burglary.
He was arrested on Dec. 30 in Pennsylvania while visiting his parents during a holiday break from Washington State University, where he is a Ph.D. criminology student.
Mr. Kohberger was extradited to Idaho on Jan. 4 and is held at Latah County Jail. He has not entered a plea in the case. The suspect’s preliminary hearing has been delayed until June to give Mr. Kohberger’s defense team more time to review discovery.
The brutal murders of these four college students have shocked the community, and the statements made by Gilliam and Colwin on the possibility of prior killings have added to the already tense atmosphere.
The investigation into the case is ongoing and more details are expected to come to light as the case proceeds. It is important to note that these are just allegations, and Kohberger is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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