University of Idaho stabbings suspect Bryan Kohberger held without bail, next court date June 26

The defendant-graduate student waived his right to a probable cause hearing within 14 days.

Published: January 12, 2023 10:14am

Updated: January 12, 2023 2:27pm

Bryan Kohberger, the man charge in connection with the recent murder four University of Idaho students, will remain in jail until a preliminary hearing June 26 following a court appearance Thursday.

Kohberger, a 28-year-old Washington State University criminology graduate student, has not entered a plea to the four first-degree murder charges and burglary charge that he faces related to the Nov. 13 fatal stabbings of students Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. 

He waived his right to a probable cause hearing within 14 days, CNN reported. He will be held without bail in the Latah County jail, in Idaho, until his preliminary hearing this summer in the city of Moscow, where the killing occurred.

The trial is expected to last one week.

The hearing Tuesday was a status conference, according to The Associated Press. Kohberger, who was arrested on Dec. 30, at his parents' home in Pennsylvania is still waiting to learn whether Idaho prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

Students returned to the Idaho university campus Wednesday, one day before Kohberger's hearing, after nearly half of all students left last semester to enroll in online courses out of safety concerns, as investigators repeatedly said they had no leads or suspect. 

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