Idaho murders: Suspect Bryan Kohberger arrives in Pennsylvania court for extradition hearing
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MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the 28-year-old accused and arrested in the University of Idaho murders, appeared at the Pennsylvania court on Tuesday, January 3. In the anticipated first court appearance, the suspect arrived in handcuffs, wearing a red jail-issue jumpsuit for his extradition hearing. At the court, he may face the families of victims Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, and Madison Mogen who will be present at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania.
After waving his right to an extradition hearing, the alleged killer is set to be flown to Idaho. Kohberger is being represented by Jason LaBar, a Monroe County Public Defender in the region’s Court of Common Pleas. Based on charges of allegedly committing the quadruple murder in Idaho, authorities arrested the suspect on December 30, 2022, in an early morning raid conducted at his parent’s home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania.
The suspect was brought to the Pennsylvania court prison transport van at around 10.45 am and was escorted by two law enforcement officials to the Monroe County Courthouse, according to Fox News. Walking to the court for his hearing, Kohberger remained stone-faced while reporters gathered outside the court asked him "Why did you do it?."
In connection to the November 13 brutal killings of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at their off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho, the 28-year-old was taken into custody. He was pursuing a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington University, Pullman which is around nine miles (15 km) west of Moscow, Idaho, where the slain students resided.
In May 2022, the suspect also graduated from Pennsylvania’s DeSales University with a master of arts in criminal justice. His DeSales email was connected to a cryptic Reddit post about a survey he planned to conduct on the psychological and emotional conditions and factors of possible crime committers.
Kohberger has been arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder, to which his representative LaBar stated that it is likely that he may not plead guilty.
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