Idaho student killings – update: Bryan Kohberger’s family speak out for first time since arrest in Pennsylvania

Idaho: Police arrest man for murder of four college students

The family of a suspect arrested and charged Friday in connection with the murders of four University of Idaho students said they would continue to support him as the investigation continues.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody in Pennsylvania Friday morning in connection with the quadruple murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin following an investigation by the Pennsylvania Police Department. Moscow, the FBI and the Idaho State Police.

Mr. Kohberger’s attorney, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar, issued a statement to the New York Post on behalf of the Washington State University graduate student’s family.

“We have cooperated fully with law enforcement with the goal of seeking the truth and promoting his presumption of innocence rather than judging unknown facts and making incorrect assumptions,” his family said in a statement released. available through Mr. LaBar at New York Post.

“[We] will continue to let the court process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother… We respect privacy in this matter as our family and families experiencing loss can move forward through the court process .

At a news conference on Friday, Moscow police said more information about the circumstances leading to the arrest would be released once Mr. Kohberger appears in court in Idaho, as his warrant of The judgment will remain sealed until then in accordance with state law.

Mr. LaBar has since revealed that Mr. Kohberg intends to waive his Jan. 3 extradition hearing in Keystone State to expedite his return to Idaho.

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Arrest of suspect in murders ‘relief’ for Idaho campus

The fatal stabbings of four University of Idaho students rocked the college town of Moscow, a small community nestled in the agricultural hills of the Palouse region that hadn’t seen a murder in five years.

The November 13 murders appeared to mystify police, adding to the tension in the city as weeks passed uninterrupted in the case. Then on Friday, a suspect was arrested more than 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) away in Pennsylvania.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into early morning custody by Pennsylvania State Police at a home in Chestnuthill Township, authorities said. Latah County, Idaho, District Attorney Bill Thompson said investigators believe Kohberger broke into the student home “with intent to commit murder.”

Prior to the arrest, security concerns led UI to hire security guards to escort students around campus.

“To describe it as relief is about right,” said Brian Wolf, a professor of user interface sociology who specializes in criminology and social control. “It’s still gloomy, as we lost four members of our University of Idaho family, but it’s safe to say that we’ll all probably sleep better tonight.”

Andrea BlancoJanuary 2, 2023 03:00

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Idaho murder suspect studied criminology in college

While police records revealed criminology student Bryan Kohberger was arrested in Scranton, Pennsylvania in connection with the stabbing deaths of the students in November, it emerged just six months ago that he had sought the opinions of former criminals to understand their decision-making processes.

He also wanted to know how they felt throughout the experience.

“Hello, my name is Bryan and I invite you to participate in a research project that seeks to understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making during the commission of a crime,” he wrote in May. in a post, since deleted, on Reddit.

“In particular, this study seeks to understand the story behind your most recent criminal offence, with a focus on your thoughts and feelings throughout your experience.”

Andrea BlancoJanuary 2, 2023 02:00

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Watch Full: Suspect in Idaho University Murders Arrested

The arrest comes nearly seven weeks after the quadruple murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger was taken into custody Friday morning in Pennsylvania.

Andrea BlancoJanuary 2, 2023 1:00 a.m.

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Suspect’s family speaks out for first time since arrest

Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody in Pennsylvania Friday morning in connection with the quadruple murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin following an investigation by the Pennsylvania Police Department. Moscow, the FBI and the Idaho State Police.

Mr. Kohberger’s attorney, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar, issued a statement to the New York Post on behalf of the Washington State University graduate student’s family.

“We have cooperated fully with law enforcement with the goal of seeking the truth and promoting his presumption of innocence rather than judging unknown facts and making incorrect assumptions,” his family said in a statement released. available through Mr. LaBar at New York Post.

“[We] will continue to let the court process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother… We respect privacy in this matter as our family and families experiencing loss can move forward through the court process .

Andrea BlancoJanuary 2, 2023 12:00 a.m.

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Family of slain student see ‘ties’ to Bryan Kohberger after arrest

The family of one of four people killed at the University of Idaho said they see links between their daughter and the suspect arrested in her murder.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, a criminology student at Washington State University, was arrested by FBI agents and Pennsylvania State Police officers near the Pocono Mountains early Friday morning, according to documents obtained by The Independent.

He is being held for extradition following four first-degree murder complaints filed by Moscow police. Mr Kohberger’s arrest is the first significant breakthrough in the November 13 murders of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.

Now, Goncalves’ family have told ABC News that while they don’t know the suspect, they have begun to see links between their daughter and Mr. Kohberger. They told the network they weren’t ready to discuss the relationship but were “happy, relieved and grateful.”

Andrea BlancoJanuary 1, 2023 9:42 p.m.

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VIDEO: Moscow police announce arrest in quadruple murder investigation

Idaho police announced Friday that 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger has been arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the November deaths of four University of Idaho students.

At a December 30 press conference, Moscow Police Chief James Fry made the announcement, and was also joined by Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson and Idaho State, Kedrick Wills.

Idaho murders: Key moments from the Moscow police press conference

Andrea BlancoJanuary 1, 2023 8:21 p.m.

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Grieving families of slain University of Idaho students thank police

The grieving families of two of the four slain University of Idaho students have spoken of a landmark arrest in the murder investigation.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested by FBI agents and Pennsylvania State Police officers near the Pocono Mountains early Friday morning, according to documents obtained by The Independent.

The Independentby Andrea Blanco has the story:

Andrea BlancoJanuary 1, 2023 7:09 p.m.

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Bryan Kohberger ‘made a chilling comment’ to female servers months ago

The company has a system that allows staff to add notes to customer profiles when their IDs are scanned. After reading what his employees had written about Mr. Kohberger, Mr. Serulnec decided to confront the now accused murderer.

“The staff put in there, ‘Hey this guy is making some creepy comments, keep an eye on him. He’ll drink two or three beers and then get a little too comfortable,” Mr. Serulnec told NBC.

Andrea BlancoJanuary 1, 2023 6:35 p.m.

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Murder house cleanup halted after surprise arrest

Authorities had announced that a team of professional cleanups would begin the process of eliminating biohazards at the crime scene.

But after the decisive arrest of Bryan Koberger, a doctoral criminology student at the University of Washington, in the early hours of Friday morning, Moscow Police Chief James Fry said that “cleaning the house was discontinued, and it came as a result of a legal request from the court”.

(AP)

Andrea BlancoJanuary 1, 2023 5:50 p.m.

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Parents of Idaho murder victims deserve space to grieve

“And a lot of people like to think about potential clues, conspiracies and theories for such a mystery, but not when four young people have been murdered in their bedand the police seem to be making no progress.

For more than six weeks, the plight of four young students – 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, 21-year-old Madison Mogen, 20-year-old Xana Kernodle and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin – captured the imagination of much of the America.

But the reality is that the victims’ parents will bear their loss for life, even after the fascination of the media and web sleuths wears off.

“Let’s hope that all of us – the media and the public – try to bear in mind the suffering the families will endure and give them the space and privacy to deal with it,” writes Andrew.

Andrea BlancoJanuary 1, 2023 4:23 p.m.

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