Suspect in Idaho killing wants to waive extradition hearing

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Suspect in Idaho killing wants to waive extradition hearing

Seven months ago, a man with the name Bryan Kohberger conducted a study on Reddit asking people who’ve been arrested to share their thoughts on committing crimes.

Bryan Kohberger, the suspect held for the murders of four University of Idaho students intends to expedite the extradition process back to Idaho from Pennsylvania, where he was taken into custody Friday.

A statement released Saturday from Kohberger’s public defense attorney, Jason LaBar, says that his client “is eager to be exonerated” and “looks forward to resolving these matters as soon as possible.” He intends to waive his extradition hearing set for Tuesday to speed up the transport process, it says.

Kohberger will still have to be in front of the judge Tuesday to sign off on the paperwork, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar said.

The four victims —  Ethan Chapin, 20, from Conway, Washington; Xana Kernodle, 20, from Avondale, Arizona; Madison Mogen, 21, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho — were found dead on Nov. 13 in a house Kernodle, Mogen and Goncalves shared with two other roommates, who were unharmed.

Authorities announced Kohberger’s arrest Friday in the case, which captured national attention and drew heavy speculation on social media over the last six weeks.