Newly released body cam footage shows Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger and his father being pulled over by Indiana State Police while on vacation across the country.
Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology student at Washington State University, was arrested Friday morning at his family’s home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, for allegedly stabbing four University of Idaho students — Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21 , Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20 – died in November.
According to a statement by Kohberger’s attorney Jason LaBar to NBC News on Sunday, the suspect’s father had flown from Pennsylvania to Washington to take his son home for the holiday season.
During the cross-country road trip, Kohberger and his father were stopped twice while crossing Indiana.
According to a report by Indianapolis Fox affiliate WXIN-TV, Indiana State Police and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the couple was pulled over within nine minutes of driving on I-70 on Dec. 15.
According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Kohberger, who was driving the vehicle, was stopped for following a car too closely. Indiana State Police also stopped Kohberger for following another car too closely and speeding less than 10 minutes after the initial stop.
At both traffic stops, Kohberger was released with a verbal warning, WXIN reported.
Indiana State Police traffic control body cam footage was published on Twitter Tuesday by Eric Graves, a reporter for WXIN and CBS affiliate WTTV in Indianapolis. In the clip, which lasts about two minutes, officer approaches Kohberger and his father, who are traveling in a white Hyundai Elantra, the same model of car that investigators have suggested may be connected to the murders.
While it’s hard to understand what Kohberger and his father are telling the officer, the state trooper can be heard saying, “Well, I’m not going to give you another penalty or warning if you’ve just been pulled over a lot of ground.”
Kohberger appeared in court in Pennsylvania on Tuesday and waived his extradition hearing. The suspect is now being transferred to Idaho, where he is expected to make his first appearance before a judge.
Police in Moscow, Idaho, where the four University of Idaho students were killed in an off-campus home, have been heavily criticized for the lack of information released by authorities in this high-profile case.
However, under state law, the affidavit setting out the four counts of first-degree murder and the charge of burglary will remain sealed until Kohberger arrives in Idaho.
news week has asked the Moscow police for comment.
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