Bryan Kohberger appears in court in Idaho for the first time
Suspected killer Bryan Kohberger appeared in court today, charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students in a brutal knife attack on November 13th.
Dressed in an orange T-shirt and with several small cuts on his face, the 28-year-old criminology PhD student agreed to waive his right to a speedy preliminary hearing, now scheduled for June 26 at the request of his defense attorney .
Until then, Kohberger will be held behind bars in the Latah County Jail after being denied bail a second time.
His court appearance coincided with the start of the spring semester at the University of Idaho, with many students returning to campus for the first time since the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.
Several students spoke of their relief that the suspect is now behind bars, while sophomore Ryder Paslay told KXLY that he “breathed [a] a sigh of relief and I’m pretty sure my mother did the same” when the news broke of Mr. Kohberger’s arrest.
Bryan Kohberger’s direct comments on stabbing
A police source said Human beings that the 28-year-old criminology graduate student spoke about the case to officers, saying it was “sad what happened” to Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.
“He said, ‘It’s really sad what happened to them,’ but he didn’t say anything else.” He’s smarter than that, said the source, who was involved in the accused killer’s extradition process.
Kohberger appeared “really nervous” during the journey back to Moscow and talked loudly to himself in an apparent attempt to calm himself, the source added.
– He seemed very nervous. He told himself everything that happened, they said.
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 at 07.00
Idaho murder victim’s mother pens moving tribute
Ethan Chapin’s mother Stacy Wells Chapin remembered her son as a loving and carefree young man who touched countless lives before he was brutally murdered on November 13. Chapin’s girlfriend, Xana Kernodle, and her roommates, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, were also killed in the attack.
The Moscow Police Department, Idaho State Police and the FBI handled the criminal investigation that ultimately led to the Pennsylvania arrest of Washington State University scholarship student Bryan Kohberger on December 30. An affidavit of Kohberger’s arrest, released last week after he was extradited to Idaho, revealed that police found his DNA on a knife sheath left next to one of the victims’ bodies.
On Wednesday, Chapin revealed that her two surviving triplets have returned to Moscow. She said she hoped they could now focus on their goals after experiencing the unthinkable tragedy and thanked police for their tireless work in supporting her family in the wake of the murders.
“Yesterday we successfully returned them to the University of Idaho. Hunter was very happy to be back in the fraternity and Maizie warmed to the idea, but it was so good to hear all the girls squeal with joy when they saw her,” wrote Chapin on Facebook Wednesday.
She added, “It did this mom’s heart good to hear that!! The support from the University of Idaho and MPD/ISP has been profound. Maizie and Hunter are rock stars and we couldn’t be more proud of them. Their jobs now are just [to] be a child. Start where they left off. Have goals and ambitions in mind.”
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 at 06.00
New explanation emerges about mysterious 911 call alerting police to student murder in Idaho
The 911 call that alerted police to the slayings of the four University of Idaho students has long been shrouded in mystery after Moscow police said the caller first reported “an unconscious person” in the home.
The call was made from the cell phone of one of the two surviving roommates around 11:58 a.m. on November 13, while the dispatcher was talking to several people.
Since then, questions have persisted surrounding why the caller reported an “unconscious person” as officials described the scene as one of the worst they had ever seen.
The independentRachel Sharp has the story:
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 at 05.00
Bryan Kohberger appeared in court with cuts on his face ‘from shaving’ as he waived his right to a speedy trial
Dressed in an orange T-shirt and with unexplained marks on his face, Kohberger spoke only to answer “yes” when asked if he understood his rights to an expedited preliminary hearing within the next 14 days and if he agreed to waive these rights.
Kohberger’s public defender Anne Taylor then asked that his next court date be postponed until June.
Prosecutors agreed to the request, and the judge scheduled the preliminary hearing for the week beginning June 26.
The marks on his face were ‘from shaving this morning’ NewsNation reporter Brian Entin said he was told by the sheriff.
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 04:00
VOICES: The creepy online world of the Idaho murder case
The list of conspiracies surrounding the Idaho murder case goes on and on.
Even now that Bryan Kohberger is in police custody, the online rumor mills show no signs of dissipating
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 at 03.00
Why did the killer spare the two surviving roommates?
Questions remain as to why the killer stabbed the four students to death and then spared the two surviving roommates.
The roommate identified as DM even saw the killer leave the scene but was left unharmed.
It is unclear if the killer saw her or if she simply had a lucky escape because he did not notice her inside the dark home.
This also raises the question of whether he planned to kill all four victims or whether any of the victims were treated as collateral damage in the horrific attack.
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 02:00
Who is the man accused of murdering four students at the University of Idaho?
Bryan Kohberger became a household name when he was arrested on December 30 in Pennsylvania for the murders of four students at the University of Idaho.
People from his past – though shocked – build an image of a bullied loner who can be aggressive; fellow students from his time in Idaho describe a criminology zealot who ‘tricked people out.’
As he faces trial accused of shocking crimes, The independent’pp Sheila Flynn asks: Who really is Bryan Kohberger?
Bryan Kohberger devoted his life to the study of crime. Now the tables have turned
Bryan Kohberger became a household name when he was arrested on December 30 in Pennsylvania for the murders of four students at the University of Idaho. People from his past – though shocked – build an image of a bullied loner who can be aggressive; fellow students from his time in Idaho describe a criminology zealot who ‘tricked people out.’ As he faces trial accused of shocking crimes, Sheila Flynn asks: Who really is Bryan Kohberger?
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 01:00
The grieving family’s lawyer says the roommate was “terrified” of an intruder
A surviving roommate of the four slain University of Idaho students was “scared to death” after seeing an intruder in their Moscow home, a lawyer for one of the victims’ families says.
Dylan Mortensen, 21, told police she saw a masked figure dressed in black walk past her at 4 a.m. the night the four students were killed, but didn’t call 911 for another eight hours. The chilling detail was revealed in an affidavit released after suspect Bryan Kohberger appeared in court in Idaho to face murder charges last Thursday.
Shannon Gray, who represents Kaylee Goncalves’ family, told Fox News that Mortenson was “scared to death, and rightfully so.”
“This guy had just murdered four people in the home,” Gray said.
Andrea Blanco13 January 2023 at 00:00
Why did Bryan Kohberger change the license plate on his white Hyundai Elantra?
Bryan Kohberger changed the license plates on his Hyundai Elantra just days after four University of Idaho students were murdered, according to reports.
The suspect’s car had Pennsylvania plates when it was stopped by police in Moscow, Idaho, in August, according to a citation from the Latah County Sheriff’s Office.
The Independent’s Bevan Hurley has the story:
Andrea BlancoJanuary 12, 2023 10:31 p.m
Bodycam shows Kaylee Goncalves three months before murder
Newly released body camera footage has revealed victim Kaylee Goncalves talking to officers responding to a noise complaint at the student residence three months before her murder.
The footage, shared by CourtTV, shows Moscow police officers responding to the home on King Road, Moscow, on August 16 following a complaint about an apparent party.
In the video, Goncalves is seen coming out of the home to meet the officers who ask her why she thinks they have been called.
“I guess noise,” she replies.
The officers confirm they are there for a noise complaint and have a brief, cordial chat with the 21-year-old, who is polite throughout.
Goncalves is given a verbal warning with an officer saying that if they have to come back, she will be hit with a $300 ticket.
“So I’m going to get your information and if I have to come back here you’ll get a $300 ticket. I’d much rather you spend the $300 on beer or something fun instead of a noise ticket,” he says.
Three months later, police were called to the home again to find Goncalves and her three friends murdered.
Andrea Blanco12 January 2023 21:34