Week, 28-year-old bryan kohberger was arrested in pennsylvania and charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary in connection to a crime in idaho. kohberger is a graduate student at washington state university and his dna was found on a knife sheath at the apartment where the four university of idaho students were killed in november. a white sedan – a hyundai elantra – seen near the crime scene was registered under his name. an attorney representing kohberger has said he is eager to be exonerated.
Murders occurred on november 4th in the small idaho college town of moscow. the probable cause affidavit indicates kohberger’s dna matched a sample found on a knife sheath at the apartment. the roommate, identified by the initials “dm”, said she was woken up at 04:00 local time by what she thought was one of the victims playing with her dog in one of the upstairs bedrooms. when she opened her door, she thought she heard crying coming from another victim’s room and heard a male voice saying: “it’s ok, i’m going to help you.”
Did not share a motive for the murders nor did they say whether the suspect knew the victims. the probable cause affidavit – which summarises evidence and circumstances of the arrest – also alleges that one of those two roommates saw a masked man dressed in black in the house the morning of the murders. the murder weapon – described as a “fixed blade knife” – has still not been found. kohberger did not enter a plea in a court appearance in idaho on thursday. he had been extradited from his home state of pennsylvania the previous day. two other roommates were present in the home at the time of the murders but were unharmed in the attack.