Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger is set to enter a plea today

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger is set to enter a plea today

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger is set to enter a plea TODAY as victims’ parents vow to attend hearing

  • Bryan Kohberger is due to enter a plea over the University of Idaho murders
  • He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary
  • This month parents of the victims said they looked forward to facing him in court

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger is expected to appear in court on Monday for his arraignment and to enter a plea on first-degree murder charges.

The 28-year-old graduate student is scheduled to be appear in a Latah County courtroom for an arraignment hearing in front of District Judge John Judge.

Last week, a grand jury indicted him on four counts of murder and one count of burglary. That meant a preliminary hearing previously scheduled for June has been canceled. If he enters a not guilty plea on Monday a proper trial date will then be set.

The alleged killer’s attorneys are currently unable to comment on the case as a gag order is in place – a motion to have that order lifted will be heard later on Monday.  

Kohberger is accused of fatally stabbing three women – Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 – and one man – Ethan Chapin, 20 – in the early morning of November 13 in their university home in Moscow, Idaho.

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger, 30, is expected to appear in court on Monday for his arraignment 

Maddie Mogen (top) Kaylee Goncalves (second from left) Xana Kernodle (second from right) and Ethan Chapin (center) – all students at the University of Idaho – were knifed to death on November 13 in the quiet college town of Moscow

Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steve (pictured in court last November), said last week that he would study all of the evidence closely and looked forward to meeting Kohberger in court

In a recent interview with GMA, Goncalves’ father said despite their heartbreak they are going to be in court next month when former criminology student Kohberger makes his appearance for a preliminary hearing.

‘I can’t wait to see the evidence… and then I’m gonna bring it. And he’s gonna realize that this… is the family that’s gonna make sure he doesn’t get away with it,’ Steve Goncalves said.

In another interview he said he will study the evidence to ensure his daughter’s murderer is held accountable. 

‘We’re gonna be there at every moment, analyzing every piece of data… to make sure that it is the right person and we hold them accountable,’ Steve Goncalves told NewsNation last week.

Goncalves’ mother, Kristi, said it was a ‘big thing’ for the family to go in ‘strong’ and ‘united.’

‘I’ve never been to a preliminary trial before… I have no idea what to expect, I have no idea what we’re going to hear… But I know that I’ve got my son, and my daughter will be there, and my sister, and my husband,’ Kristi added.

Two other female roommates in the house at the time of the killings were unharmed. 

One of those women told investigators that at 4am she heard someone crying in one of the victim’s bedrooms. She then watched as a masked man, clad in black, walked past her and out of the house, according to a court document.

The family Kaylee Goncalves leave Latah County Court on after Bryan Kohberger made his initial appearance in court last November

In a new interview with Good Morning America, Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steve, said that he looks forward to seeing the evidence against the man accused of killing his daughter

The crime stunned the small college town of Moscow, which is home to the University of Idaho, and drew national attention.

Kohberger was eventually arrested in Pennsylvania six weeks after the crime while he was visiting his family. He was then flown to Idaho to face charges.

He was working on a PhD degree in criminal justice at Washington State University, about 10 miles from the University of Idaho campus.

Last week it was revealed that he broke into apartment of female colleague and then installed security cameras to spy on her when she asked for help.

The alleged incident took place months before the killings. Kohberger is suspected of breaking into the property and moving items around but not stealing anything –  resulting in his colleague contacting him instead of the police.

The woman, who has not been identified, asked the suspected killer to come over to assist her, at which point he reportedly suggested she install a surveillance system in the property.

Authorities have said what may have motivated Kohberger but have said they are confident he was responsible for all four killings.

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