The guy accused of murdering four University of Idaho students in November is ready to abandon his extradition hearing, according to his lawyer, who spoke to CBS News. The 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger will appear before the judge on Tuesday.
Kohberger will still need to appear before the judge on Tuesday to approve the papers, according to Jason LaBar, the chief public defender for Monroe County.
The 4 victims, Xana Kernodle, 20, from Avondale, Arizona; Ethan Chapin, 20, from Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho, were discovered dead on Nov. 13 in a home they shared with 2 other roommates who left uninjured.
Authorities announced Kohberger’s arrest on Friday in the case, which attracted a lot of media interest and social media discussion over the past 6 weeks.
LaBar stated, “I assume Idaho is prepared and ready to transport him back already because of the attention to this issue.
Kohberger might return to the state as soon as 72 hours after the hearing, depending on when Idaho authorities can get there, he added.
Authorities have 10 days to take up Kohberger, according to LaBar, who said he is simply acting as Kohberger’s representative for the extradition.
However, he added, “I would expect it’s going to happen quite rapidly.”
Four counts of first-degree murder and criminal assault are being brought against Kohberger, who was caught in Pennsylvania on a fugitive warrant, according to Idaho authorities on Friday. The strong cause statement remains sealed pending Kohberger’s appearance in an Idaho court, according to Moscow Police Chief James Fry, who stated on Friday; state law restricts the amount of information about the investigation that can be made public.