The man who authorities say killed four University of Idaho students in November is ready to forgo his extradition hearing, his attorney told CBS News. Bryan Kohberger, 28, will face a judge for the hearing on Tuesday.
Kohberger has yet to be in front of the judge Tuesday to sign the paperwork, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar said.
The four victims — Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho — were found dead Nov. 13 in a home Kernodle, Mogen and Goncalves shared with two other housemates, who were unharmed.
Authorities on Friday announced Kohberger’s arrest in the case, drawing national attention and fueling speculation on social media for the past six weeks.
“Based on the apparent attention to this case, I’m assuming that Idaho is ready and willing to bring him back already,” LaBar said.
Depending on when Idaho authorities can arrive, Kohberger could be back in state in as little as 72 hours after the hearing.
LaBar, who said he is only representing Kohberger on extradition, said the procedure gives authorities 10 days to pick him up.
“But I would imagine it’s going to happen pretty quickly,” he said.
Idaho authorities said Friday that Kohberger, who was arrested in Pennsylvania on a fugitive warrant, faces four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. Moscow Police Chief James Fry said Friday that state laws limit the amount of information about the investigation they can release because the probable cause statement is sealed until Kohberger appears in an Idaho court.
LaBar said Saturday he had no details of the investigation to share.
“Because I’m only representing him on extradition, I specifically told him I don’t really want to discuss anything about the case other than what the extradition hearing would entail. Because I don’t have an affidavit of probable cause, like everyone others,” LaBar said.