The man suspected of fatally stabbing four Idaho students will not fight extradition from Pennsylvania to Idaho, his defense attorney said.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested Friday in Monroe County, Pa., and charged with fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13.
Idaho authorities said Friday that if Kohberger chose to fight extradition, “it could take awhile” to get him to Idaho. However, Monroe County’s top public defender, Jason LaBar, said that wouldn’t be the case.
LaBar described Kohberger as “eager to be exonerated” in Idaho.
“He should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise — not tried in the court of public opinion,” LaBar said in a statement.
Kohberger is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the fatal stabbings of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.
All four were students at the University of Idaho. They were sleeping in an off-campus house when they were killed, according to investigators.
Kohberger is a graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, a 10-minute drive west of the University of Idaho. The school confirmed that Kohberger’s apartment and office were searched after he was arrested Friday at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania.
With News Wire Services