25.01.2023 - 22:43 / perezhilton.com[Warning: Potentially Triggering Content]
The court-appointed public defender assigned to represent murder suspect Bryan Kohberger had been working on behalf of the mother of one of the case’s victims.
On January 5, Kohberger made his first court appearance in Latah County, Idaho to face murder charges. Of course, he has been accused of killing four University of Idaho students in a gruesome attack in Moscow, Idaho last November.
Anne Taylor is the chief counsel in the nearby Kootenai County Public Defender’s Office. She was by Kohberger’s side in that early January court appearance (as pictured above, bottom right). However, it has now come out that she had also been representing victim Xana Kernodle‘s mother after an arrest that came just days following the college student’s murder. OMG!
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The Idaho Statesman was the first to break the news of Taylor’s potential conflict of interest as a public defender. They did not out the identity of the victim’s parent in their report on Monday night. However, Inside Edition obtained court records on Tuesday confirming the public defender had been representing 43-year-old Cara Kernodle (pictured in a November 2022 mugshot above, top right) in a drug possession rap.
That outlet claims Taylor was assigned to Cara’s case for several weeks after she was arrested on drug charges on November 19 of last year. That arrest came just five days after her 20-year-old daughter Xana was murdered in Moscow along with Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, and Ethan Chapin. The Statesman reports Cara is facing two felonies in that case.
Taylor filed a notice to officially withdraw herself from Cara’s case on January 5. As