Bryan Kohberger indicted by Grand Jury

Arraignment hearing set for 9 a.m. Monday


(Kai Eiselein/New York Post/Pool)

Suspect Bryan Kohberger entering a Latah County Courtroom on January 12, 2023.

GABRIELLE BOWMAN, Evergreen news co-editor

A grand jury has indicted Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students in an off-campus home.

The Grand Jury of Latah County indicted Kohberger, 28, Wednesday for felony burglary and four counts of murder in the first degree, according to the indictment.  

Kohberger is accused of stabbing and killing students Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20 and Ethan Chapin, 20, at a house located on King Road in Moscow, Idaho. 

Kohberger was a Ph.D. student studying criminology and was working as a teaching assistant in the Department of Criminal Justice at Washington State University. He was fired in December.

Police arrested Kohberger at his parent’s home in Pennsylvania and was linked to the murders through DNA evidence left on a knife sheath located at the crime scene that matched his father’s in the trash located at his parent’s house. 

If Kohbergrer is found guilty of the four first-degree murders, he could be imprisoned for life or face the death penalty. 

According to a spokesman for the Latah County Court, Kohberger was initially set to be in court for a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 26. However, with the jury’s indictment, an arraignment hearing is now set for 9 a.m. Monday, May 22.