Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arrives at court

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Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arrives at court

Accused murderer Bryan Kohberger arrived at court in Monroe County, Penn. Tuesday, wearing a red jumpsuit, his first appearance since his arrest and charges over the brutal quadruple murder of University of Idaho students. 

Kohberger, 28, is set to be flown to Idaho after waving his right to an extradition hearing. He is being represented by Monroe County Public Defender Jason LaBar in the region’s Court of Common Pleas.

The alleged killer was arrested by authorities in an early morning raid Friday at his parent’s home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania after driving cross-country from his home in Pullman, Washington with his father.
Authorities say he is responsible for the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, who were stabbed in their off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho on Nov. 13.
He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, to which LaBar said he will likely plead not guilty. 

The 28-year-old criminal justice PhDstudent is set to appear in court around 3:30 p.m.

He could be back in Idaho as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.

Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arrived in Pennsylvania court by prison transport van, cuffed and in a prison jumpsuit, on January 3, 2023.
Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arrived in Pennsylvania court by prison transport van, cuffed and in a prison jumpsuit, on January 3, 2023.
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One of the final photos of the four students killed in Idaho.
One of the final photos of the four students killed in Idaho.

“Idaho would come and get him as quickly as possible,” local criminal defense attorney John Waldron, who is not involved in the case, told WFMZ.

Prosecutors can’t release the probable cause affidavit the details why authorities arrest Kohberger until he gets to Idaho court, state law mandates. 

The document is likely to help the public understand how Kohberger was caught in the more than six-week investigation. 


Here’s the latest coverage on the brutal killings of four college friends:


The alleged murderer was a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, less than ten miles from where the four students were killed. 

Public defender LaBar reminded the public that Kohberger “should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise” — a statement his family echoed in a Sunday statement saying they are cooperating in the investigation to ““seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions.”

With Post wires

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