After he agreed to be extradited, the man accused of stabbing four university students to death in their beds will now be taken to Idaho to face charges for murder.
Bryan Kohberger (28 years old) appeared in Pennsylvania court where he was detained in connection to a raid at his family’s home last week.
According to reports, he is accused of killing Kaylee Goncalves (21), Madison Mogen (21), Xana Kernodle (20), and Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin (20) in the early hours on 13 November 2013.
Two of their housemates were also present at the attack and were asleep in their ground-floor bedrooms at the time.
They woke up the next day and summoned their friends. One of them called police, believing that the other housemates were unconscious.
They discovered the horrendous crime scene only after that.
Four counts of first-degree murder have been brought against Mr Kohberger.
He was more than 2,500 miles away from Moscow, Idaho, where he is accused of killing the students, when he appeared before a Monroe County court.
His mother, father and sister supported him in court.
His mother became visibly upset, and Mr Kohberger looked back at the family several times, nodding at them.
As she looked down and bent over, court marshals offered her an empty tissue box.
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Although Mr Kohberger denied murder, he signed a document agreeing his extradition. He will now be transferred to Idaho sometime in the next ten day.
Once he’s in the state, he’ll be issued an arrest warrant for murders. A document that details the factors that led to police believing he was the perpetrator will also be given.
Suspect is ‘eager for exoneration’
He was a criminology student at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. This is nine miles from University of Idaho where the victims were studied.
He drove across the country from Idaho in December with his father, and arrived in Pennsylvania one month later. His father is not suspected.
Jason LaBar, Monroe County’s chief public defender, stated that Mr Kohberger was eager to be exonerated from these charges and he looks forward to the resolution of these matters as quickly as possible.