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Extradited from Pennsylvania, a suspect in the stabbing deaths of students is in an Idaho jail


Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death, was detained in Idaho on Wednesday night, where he was charged in the deaths.

After landing in Pullman, Washington, less than 10 miles from Moscow, Idaho, he was accompanied by Pennsylvania State Police troopers to a waiting vehicle that was part of a caravan of five vehicles that crossed the Idaho border.

Wednesday night, 28-year-old Kohberger was booked into the Latah County Jail, according to jail records.

Officials say he travelled cross-country after being freed from a county jail in Pennsylvania and handed over to state police earlier in the day.

Tuesday in a Stroudsburg courthouse, Kohberger renounced extradition, paving the path for his travel to Latah County, Idaho.

Kohberger will be charged with four charges of first-degree murder and burglary for allegedly breaking into the Moscow, Idaho, residence with the purpose to conduct a felony, according to Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson.

He “When he arrives, he will be evaluated by the jail personnel, just like every other detainee who enters our facilities. The classification of Mr. Kohberger’s housing will be determined by the evaluation provided by the jail staff “Sheriff Richard Skiles of Latah County issued a statement.

Friday, Kohberger was caught in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, some 2,500 miles from Moscow, where the students were murdered on November 13.

Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

The suspect was a PhD candidate in the department of criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University, located 9 miles from Moscow.

Kohberger is “no longer enrolled as a student” at the university, a spokeswoman of the school stated on Tuesday without providing any detail.