Idaho murder suspect in court as major US extradition hearing underway

Idaho murder suspect, Bryan Kohberger, is in court today for the first part of an extradition hearing in connection with the students’ deaths. Kohberger, 28, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the killing of four University of Idaho students.

The accused, a Washington State University PhD student, was arrested on Friday for allegedly stabbing Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen to death.

The stabbings took place in the early hours of November 13.

The hearing at a court in Monroe County is expected to start at 3:30pm with both his parents and two sisters expected to be present in court.

Kohberger’s lawyer, Jason LaBar, claimed the defendant would not fight the extradition and would voluntarily return to Moscow, Idaho.

Appearing before a judge for the brief 10 minute hearing, Kohberger agreed to waive his extradition and will be transported to Idaho within 10 days.

Asking about his mental state and whether he had a clear mind to waive the extradition, Kohberger told the judge he doesn’t have a mental illness and denied being on medication for any relevant diagnoses.

Once he has been transferred back to Idaho, he will appear before a magistrate.


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