Idaho murder suspect tells family ‘I love you’, waives extradition to Idaho

STROUDSBURG, PA – A man suspected of killing four University of Idaho students will be brought to Moscow to face charges.

Bryan Kohberger is charged with killing Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin and Madison Mogen in an off-campus home on November 13th.

Kohberger was a student an nearby Washington State University and finished the fall semester before heading to visit his parents in Pennsylvania.

That’s where he was arrested last week.

Kohberger waived his extradition in a brief hearing Tuesday afternoon. Proseuctors in Pennsylvania believe he has a reason for making the journey to Idaho as fast as possible.

“I definitely believe that one of the main reasons the defendant chose to waive extradition and hurry his return back to Idaho was the need to know what was in those documents,” said Michael Mancuso, the First Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Before police arrested him at his parent’s home in Pennsylvania, they monitored him for days and made the arrest in the early morning hours of Dec. 30.

He mouthed “I love you” to his family as he was escorted from the courtroom.

His Pennsylvania attorney said Kohberger is anxious to get back to Idaho to be cleared of the charges.

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