Bryan Kohberger’s defense team is trying to compel one of the two women who survived mass murder in an Idaho home to testify.
Kohberger’s attorneys have asked a Nevada court for Bethany Funke to travel to Idaho and testify as a witness for Kohberger. Funke does not want to appear and is fighting the subpoena through her own lawyer.
According to the defense, Funke has information that could prove Kohberger’s innocence. Funke’s attorney filed a motion, arguing that there is “no further information or detail pertaining to the substance of the testimony, its materiality, or the alleged exculpatory information of Ms. Funke or why it would be entertained at preliminary hearing.”
Funke’s lawyer also argues that Nevada law requires a hearing before the subpoena could be issued. There was no hearing.
As of now, the extent of Funke’s testimony and whether it could help Kohberger is not known.
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[Feature Photo: Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.]