State attorneys have disclosed "potential Brady/Giglio material" that apparently relates to one of the police officers involved in the investigation.
Giglio material refers to any evidence, past or present, that could "impeach the credibility of a witness," according to Fox News.
Brady material, meanwhile, is any evidence that could prove that the defendant is not guilty, the outlet reported.
"The state has become aware of potential Brady/Giglio material related to one of the officers involved in the above-referenced case," the state wrote in the motion.
"That material, in the form of a confidential internal affairs investigation, is hereby submitted in camera to the court.
"The State intends to disclose this information to the defendant's counsel," prosecutors said, while adding that the information is confidential and exempt from public disclosures.
Personnel records were mentioned in the court document and the state also requested a protective order.
Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor and president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, told Fox News that the material could be related to Kohberger's case, or information about an officer's past that "impeaches their credibility as a witness at Kohberger's trial."
Prosecutors are disclosing the material because of two Supreme Court cases, Brady v. Maryland and Giglio v. United States, that require them to do so, according to the lawyer.
"In the prosecution's case, you're thinking ahead, ‘OK, I got a strong case. You know what, I'm just going to disclose everything because I don't want an appellate issue down the road,'" Rahmani, who is not involved in the Kohberger trial, said.
The attorney also suggested that prosecutors want to avoid any issues on appeal should they seek the death penalty.
Due to a gag order imposed by a judge, materials in the case are not being made public at this time.
Speaking with NewsNation, attorney, and anchor Jesse Weber explained that the worst-case scenario could involve an officer who handled key evidence in the investigation.
He said that if the officer under scrutiny made a misstep, then potentially "evidence could be thrown out."
Weber warned: "This is a big problem for the prosecution. I've seen cases thrown out."
It currently remains unknown what, if any, evidence was uncovered ahead of the motion.
Kohberger has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary in the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21, and couple Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, both 20, at their off-campus apartment.
He was a PH.D. student at nearby Washington State University when the brutal killings took place.
Prosecutors allege that he stalked the home where three of the four students lived in the months leading up to the murders.
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