By
Charlotte Tyler
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January 4, 2023
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11:45 pm

New photos of Idaho murder suspect released for the first time

For the first time since his arrest last week, new photos of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger have been released.

On Tuesday, Kohberger was seen stepping out of a prisoner transport van outside the courthouse in preparation for his extradition hearing, according to The Conservative Brief.

“Kohberger, 28, wore a red jail-issue jumpsuit and had his hands shackled in front of him, as two law enforcement officials escorted him to the Monroe County Courthouse at about 10:45 a.m.,"Fox News reported.

"He remained stone-faced as reporters pelted him with questions, ‘Why did you do it?’ At one point the accused mass murderer wore a haunting expression and looked directly at the crowd of photographs and reporters.

“The Washington State University Ph.D. student was arrested early Friday for allegedly stabbing to death Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, and Madison Mogen in the early morning hours of Nov. 13 in an off-campus rental home.

"Kohberger, who was studying at WSU’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, was transported from the Monroe County Correctional Facility – about 7 miles away – to the courthouse for a 3:30 p.m. extradition hearing,” the outlet added.

Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox News revealed on Friday what sources told her led authorities to apprehend a suspect wanted in the murders of four University of Idaho students at their home a few weeks ago.

Using "genealogical DNA," police were able to track down the alleged killer in part.

“[M]y sources are telling me that there is genealogical DNA that was established in this case that led the police to this particular suspect,” she said during “The Five” on Friday.

“So although that was, according to my sources who are very credible and reliable, …. if you try murder cases and especially murder cases that involve several victims, you understand that really the investigation begins now.”

During a show segment, Pirro said that investigators now will likely take a deeper dive into Kohlberger’s background.

“The issue is, what did he say? Who did he hang out with? When he was in school did he talk about doing this kind of thing as a criminal justice major?

"He was interested in what the criminal was thinking when a criminal committed a violent crime. So there are all kinds of additional evidence that will be gathered at this point going forward,” she noted.

“So when you try a murder case, you understand that you are still investigating until your closing statement. And I’ve done it many times now as it relates to genealogical evidence – they literally can get evidence back to the 1800s,” Pirro said.

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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