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Prosecutors seek tech company records

Prosecutors are seeking data from major tech firms, social media platforms and retailers in their investigation of Idaho murder suspect Brian Kohberger, recently filed court documents have revealed.

Prosecutors are seeking information from Apple, Amazon, Google, DoorDash, Meta, SnapChat and Tinder as well as Walmart and KA-BAR Knives, the court search warrant application showed.

Kohberger is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in a Moscow, Idaho, home not far from campus late last year.

Authorities have said that DNA on a knife sheath left at the scene of the murder allegedly ties him to the November 13 murders.

Kohberger has not entered a plea, and his attorney in Idaho could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

NBC News legal analyst Danny said, “I can almost guarantee that one of the key defense strategies will be that the prosecution get tunnel vision, that they focus on that and stop looking for anyone else.” , that they didn’t pursue any other leads.” Cavelos said on Monday.

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“As the defense investigates it and comes up with any clues of their own, then it’s up to the prosecution to look at everything they can — social media, work history, a love triangle, anything that could lead to someone else’s death.” could inspire,” he said.

Prosecutors are also seeking bank and social media information linked to the four victims as they build up a digital picture of the crime and show the suspect, a 28-year-old graduate student, a search warrant application.

“They’re trying to figure out if there’s a hidden link that might explain motive,” said Casey Jordan, who teaches justice and law administration at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

Jordan said that prosecutors are “gathering every imaginable piece of evidence so that if any suspicion is raised, they will always be ready to answer in court”.

A preliminary hearing has been set for June, when prosecutors must show they have enough evidence to bring Kohberger to trial in the death of Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania as early as December 30.

Monroe County First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso said that when police entered the family’s home, they found Kohberger wearing gloves and “picking up his personal trash and putting it in separate bags”, away from the rest of the household waste. .

Kohberger’s attorney in Idaho could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

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