Idaho Killings Update: Criminology Student Arrested for Murders

Idaho Killings Update: Criminology Student Arrested for Murders

Bryan C. Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology student has been arrested on 30th December 2022 and charged with murder in the brutal killing of four students of Idaho college who were found stabbed to dead overnight in a home near their campus last month.

He was taken into custody at his parents home in Effort, Pennsylvania, where he had been staying recently.

It has been found that he was pursuing a doctorate in criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University, which lies about 10 miles from Moscow, Idaho, where the murders took place. Recently he entered the program after graduating in June from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, with a master’s degree in criminal justice.

The reports said that Kohberger has graduated from Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania with an associate of arts degree in psychology in 2018, said college spokesperson Mia Rossi-Marino. DeSales University in Pennsylvania said that he received a bachelor’s degree in 2020 and completed graduation in June 2022.

He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in Idaho and was being held without bail in Pennsylvania.

According to the police officials, the DNA evidence helped in the arrest.

The shocking crimes have captivated the nation during these past seven weeks, generating about 19,000 tips from the public that police said were crucial to the probe.

Kohberger is due back in court in Pennsylvania on Tuesday when he’ll opt to fight or waive extradition to Idaho.

The prosecutor said investigators were still in need of more information and pleaded with Idaho residents to come forward with anything they knew about Kohberger.

Police and prosecutors on Friday revealed few details about the arrest, such as a possible motive, how the suspect might know the victims and what tips or evidence first led detectives to Kohberger.

However, a probable cause affidavit, with details supporting Kohberger’s arrest, is sealed and cannot be made public until he sets foot in Idaho and is served with those papers in court.

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