In yet another odd twist involving the alleged killer of four Moscow, Idaho college students, the suspect's attorneys revealed this week that their client had been stopped by police officers twice as he fled back to his home state of Pennsylvania.
According to the New York Post, Bryan Kohberger, 28, was pulled over twice, only minutes within each stop, in Indiana.
The stops happened while Kohberger's father was with him. They were pulled over "by police on I-70 in Hancock County outside of Indianapolis for following too closely, Indiana State Police said."
Kohberger has been charged "with four counts for first degree murder in the deaths of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, who were found stabbed to death in their off-campus home on Nov. 13."
The Post noted: "Bodycam footage released by police shows an officer approach the car — a white Hyundai that became a key detail in law enforcement’s investigation — around 10:50 a.m. Kohberger can be seen behind the wheel while his father sits in the passenger seat, video shows."
‘I Pulled You Over for Tailgating’: Video of Idaho Four Murder Suspect Bryan Kohberger Shows Conversation With Indiana Deputy During Traffic Stop - Law & Crime #Bryankohberger #truecrime https://t.co/4YLx9KSBQl
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The stops occurred on Dec. 15, long before Kohberger was a known suspect.
Oddly enough, the stops were not only close together, but also for the same reason -- traveling too close behind other vehicles.
"Just minutes earlier around 10:41 a.m., the two had been stopped by a deputy from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department on the interstate — also for following too closely, according to ISP and the sheriff’s department," The Post reported.
That license plate shows up in body camera footage from two traffic stops, 10 minutes apart, when Kohberger and his father were driving across the country a couple weeks before his arrest.https://t.co/ReqjrcI5to
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) January 5, 2023
Kohberger was traveling home after wrapping up his Ph.D. program at WSU, and wanted to celebrate with his parents, according to officials.
"His father actually went out and they drove home together," Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar, who represented Kohberger at his extradition hearing, told CNN in a recent interview.
Kohberger was arrested on Friday morning at his parents' home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania.
His trial will undoubtedly be one of the most-watched ever, given the horrific nature of the murders and details yet to be revealed to the public.