What to expect from the Idaho murder suspect’s court hearing Tuesday

Bryan Kohberger
Monroe County Correctional Facility
Monroe County Correctional Facility

STROUDSBURG, PA – A brief court hearing Tuesday in Pennsylvania will likely be the last one in that state for suspect Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger.

Kohberger’s attorney says his client will waive extradition Tuesday and could be heading back to Idaho as soon as Tuesday night.

Kohberger, a Ph.D student in criminology at Washington State University, faces four counts of first degree murder for the deaths of Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen.

The four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in an off-campus home on November 13th.

Kohberger was arrested last Friday at his parents’ home in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania.

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ABC News reports Kohberger was linked to the crime through DNA matched on a genealogy website. Police seized a white Hyundai Elantra from Kohberger’s home, which is the make and model of car that police were looking in the weeks after the murders.

Kohberger’s attorney says his client is looking forward to getting back to Idaho and believes he will be exonerated.

The court hearing should be brief.

Live camera transmission is not allowed, but there will be a live feed from the hallway of the courthouse. That will be streamed on kxly.com and kxly+ just before 12:30 PST.

At 1:30 PST Pennsylvania State Police are holding a news conference about their role in the arrest. 4 News Now will live stream that as well on our website and on our the 4 News Now app.

It’s not clear yet how Kohberger will get back to Moscow to face the charges.

Inmates can be transported on commercial flights, but the FBI or the U.S. Marshals could offer use of one of their planes.

Once Kohberger is back in Idaho, his first step is a first appearance before a judge.

You read how the rest of the process will play out at this link.