Family of Arrested Moscow Murder Suspect Releases Statement

Family of Arrested Moscow Murder Suspect Releases Statement

( – Someone brutally murdered four University of Idaho students in their off-campus home on November 13. In the weeks following the devastating crime, authorities worked tirelessly to nail down the evidence and find a suspect. The investigation timetable had one of the victims’ parents in an uproar at the lack of transparency and information. On December 30, police took Bryan Kohberger, 28, into custody and charged him with felony burglary and four counts of first-degree murder. His family recently spoke out about the arrest.

On January 1, Jason A. LaBar, Kohberger’s attorney, released a statement on the suspect’s family’s behalf. According to NBC News, his parents and two sisters are promoting “his presumption of innocence,” stating that they are cooperating with authorities rather than buying into assumptions and speculation surrounding the case. They also pledged, “as a family, we will love and support our son and brother.”

Additionally, the family acknowledged in their statement that they pray each day for the lost lives and their families.

Kohberger was a graduate student at Washington State University, pursuing his Ph.D. in criminal justice and criminology, and lived 15 minutes from where the murders occurred.

Authorities released the probable cause affidavit on Wednesday, January 5, detailing their reasons for suspecting Kohberger. They seized his white Hyundai Elantra, matching the description of a car they sought in possible connection with the crime. The affidavit mentioned DNA, cell phone location, vehicle identification, and other evidentiary data.

Kohberger appeared in front of a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday, January 3, and waived his extradition rights, agreeing to the transfer. He arrived in Idaho on January 5.

Despite Kohberger’s arrest, the Moscow Police Department said it’s still actively working on the investigation.

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