Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the man accused of fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students, was removed from a county jail in Pennsylvania and turned over to state police on Wednesday, officials said.
“He is no longer in the custody of the Monroe County Correctional Facility; he’s in the custody of the Pennsylvania State Police,” warden Garry Haidle told NBC News. “He’s out of my custody.”
It wasn’t immediately clear when Kohberger would be on a plane to Idaho.
less than 24 hours earlier, the 28-year-old Kohberger waived extradition in a Stroudsburg courtroom, paving the way for his trip to Latah County, Idaho. That’s where Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson said Kohberger will be charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary, accused of breaking into the Moscow, Idaho, home with the intent to commit a felony.
He’s been charged in the killings of Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
The suspect was a doctoral student in the criminal justice and criminology department at Washington State University, 9 miles from Moscow. A spokesperson for the university told NBC News on Tuesday that Kohberger was “no longer enrolled as a student,” without elaborating further.
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Antonio Planas Contributed,