UPDATE: Suspect Kohberger to Return to Idaho to Face Murder Charges of Four Students

This Just In; probable cause affidavit released today after Kohberger now in Idaho: has appeared before the magistrate to verify he understands charges against him and to establish bond. He claims not guilty— judges sets bond of $O.

From Newsweek:

Bryan Kohberger waived his right to an extradition hearing in a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday, which will speed up his transfer to Idaho to stand trial.

According to Monroe County’s chief public defender Jason LaBar, who is representing Kohberger the extradition waiver was so the suspect can fight his murder charges.

Idaho officials will arrange the suspect’s return to Idaho (most likely scheduled for today, Wednesday) and the exact schedule is under wraps due to security concerns.

Once he’s back in Idaho, Kohberger is due to be formally charged with the November 13 killings of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, according to officials.

From News Nation:

Once Kohberger is on the ground in Idaho, state law there allows the court to unseal the probable cause affidavit, which will have an abundance of information about what led to Kohberger’s arrest.77

Kohberger is expected to be brought to the Latah County Jail in Moscow, less than 2 miles away from the site where the killings took place on Nov. 13.

“Once he gets here, he’ll have an initial appearance with our magistrate. They’ll deal with issues such as making sure competent counsel is representing him, and the case will be scheduled for hearings,” said Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson.

Later Tuesday, the Moscow Police Department announced a Latah County judge issued a gag order in the case, barring law enforcement personnel and attorneys from talking about it.

“Due to this court order, the Moscow Police Department will no longer be communicating with the public or the media regarding this case,” the police department said in a news release.

DNA Evidence Found:

Investigators used DNA to identify Bryan Kohberger as the suspect behind the murders of four students at the University of Idaho in November, according to reports.Law enforcement tracked down Kohberger through DNA by using public genealogy databases, ABC News reported, citing police sources. The channel also reported that local police and the FBI tracked Kohberger to Pennsylvania through his vehicle, a white Hyundai Elantra — the same car type Moscow police said had been seen near the home around the time of murders.

Source: News Nation. And Newsweek

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