Suspect Arrested In Vicious Slaying Of Four University Of Idaho Students

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After a weeks-long search police have arrested Bryan Christopher Kohberger in connection to the vicious slaying of four University of Idaho students, NY Post reports. 

The suspect was reportedly hiding out in Scranton, Pennsylvania before he was apprehended at around 3 am Friday. According to the outlet, the 28-year-old was studying for his Ph.D. in criminal justice at Washington State University in Pullman, just 10 miles from Moscow, where the killings took place.

Kohberger is accused of murdering Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20 in their off-campus residence on King Road in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13. The victims were reportedly stabbed multiple times in their chest area in the middle of the night. Two other roommates were home at the time of the murders but were left unharmed.

Families of the victims say they are


after waiting almost seven weeks for answers.

“Of course we’re relieved,”

Cheryl Goncalves, grandmother of victim Kaylee Goncalves, told The Post.

“This is what we wanted… We wanted him caught and now we want justice,”

she added. Mogen’s father, Ben Mogen told the outlet,

“from the very beginning, I’ve known people don’t get away with these things these days. There’s too many things that you can get caught up on, like DNA and videos everywhere.” 

Kohberger briefly appeared in court Friday morning.

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