Suspects arrive at courthouse in killing of 4 Idaho undergrads
The graduate criminology student accused of fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students last month is scheduled for his first court appearance in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, after which he will be moved to Idaho to face murder charges. Had to go
Brian Kohberger, 28, a graduate student, was arrested last week at his parents’ home in eastern Pennsylvania and charged with killing four students overnight at a home in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13. Mr. Kohberger had entered a Ph.D. .D. Last summer the program in criminology and criminal justice at Washington State University and the college moved to Pullman, Wash., a 20-minute drive across the border from the crime scenes that frighten and confuse the city.
Police have not outlined a possible motive, but authorities in Idaho were expected to release more details, including a criminal complaint, after Mr Kohberger arrived in the state. Jason Labar, the public defender representing Mr Kohberger in Pennsylvania, has said Mr Kohberger will not challenge his extradition and looks forward to acquittal.
E. David Christine Jr., the district attorney in Monroe County, Pa., where Tuesday’s court hearing is taking place, said he expected authorities to “immediately” take Kohberger to Idaho if he consented to his extradition. .
Mr. Kohberger arrived in court in handcuffs and wearing a red jumpsuit. He did not answer reporters as they shouted questions, including whether he had committed the crime. Mr. LaBar said Mr. Kohberger had told him that he was surprised to be considered a suspect in the murders.
Four University of Idaho graduate students — Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Zana Kurnodl, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20—were killed in a house near campus where the three of them lived. A male victim, Mr. Chapin, was visiting his girlfriend, Ms. Kernodle.
Mike Baker contributed reporting.