Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old Washington State University student, is alleged to have murdered four University of Idaho students on November 13, 2022. The mother of the 20-year-old victim, Ethan Chapin, composed a letter in memory of her son following the murders.
Ethan Chapin’s mother, Stacy Wells Chapin, wrote:
“[Ethan Chapin] loved unconditionally, he was loyal to all, he was inclusive, carefree, happy, just the best person you could ever meet.”
“His foundation was unwavering. He was so loved he didn’t know any different. He was profoundly supported and our family of five was different than others and so very special. The stories are endless and amazing,” she added.
Along with his girlfriend Xana Kernodle, 20, and two of her housemates Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin was killed allegedly by Kohberger.
In an Idaho court, Kohberger will be shown for a status hearing. At 11 a.m. ET, Kohberger is scheduled to appear in court. The hearing’s major goals will be scheduling and establishing new court dates. Even the option to forego his right to a speedy trial may be presented to him.
The public defender Jason LaBar who represented him in Pennsylvania said that Kohberger is “eager to be exonerated.”
In connection with the stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, authorities had disclosed that Kohberger, 28, was charged with four counts of murder and one count of criminal burglary. His arrest in Pennsylvania after the deaths of the aforementioned individuals led to the charges. The cops first kept the investigation quiet.
Before his arrest, Kohberger allegedly left his house at around 4 in the morning to put trash bags in the neighbors’ trash cans, according to sources. Authorities reportedly seized garbage from the Kohberger family’s trash cans and waste that was witnessed being thrown out in the trash cans of the neighbors at that precise moment, the person claimed. The recovered samples, according to the source, were shipped to the Idaho State Lab.
A SWAT team from the Pennsylvania State Police used a “dynamic entry,” a tactic that is often used to capture “high risk” criminals.
Kohberger now awaits trial for the alleged murders. His trial will also be broadcasted live.