The man suspected of killing four students had a pitstop at an Illinois airport as he’s extradited to Moscow, Idaho, where he will be arranged Wednesday night.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, was charged with the murder of Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20 and Madison Mogen, 21, and is being flown to Moscow, where the students were found dead in their off-campus home .
Photos reveal that Kohberger’s flight, which left from Pennsylvania, had landed at the Willard Airport, in Champaign, Illinois on Wednesday at 11 am
Eyewitnesses told TMZ that the private flight Kohberger was in had stopped for fuel, with the suspect was seen exiting the aircraft for a bathroom break.
Kohberger is expected to land in Moscow later in the evening, where reporters are already waiting for his arrival as his new attorney was recently spotted scouring the crime scene to prepare his case.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, was spotted exiting his flight bound for Moscow, Idaho, where he is accused of killing four University of Idaho students
The flight, which left from Pennsylvania, stopped at the Willard Airport, in Champaign, Illinois, where the suspect was allowed a bathroom break
The airport was evacuated during the stop, which only took a few minutes as the police plane refueled and took off for Idaho
After stepping out of the airplane in Illinois, Kohberger, who was wearing an all red uniform, was spotted handcuffed with agents around him.
During the bathroom break, the small airport was placed under lockdown, with the premises evacuated save for Kohberger and the agents transporting him, TMZ reports.
Sources told the outlet that the stop only lasted a few minutes before it took off to Moscow.
The small plane, a 2015 single-engine Pilatus, is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania State Police, and only seats 11 people.
Members of the media have already assembled at the Pullman-Moscow airport in order to get a shot of Kohberger as he arrives in Idaho to meet with investigators.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested after a SWAT team swooped into Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. The criminology graduate student has said he’s innocent
Idaho police said the four University of Idaho students were murdered in their sleep between 3am and 4am (Pictured: Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin)
Members of the media are already at the Pullman-Moscow airport awaiting Kohberger’s arrival
Kohberger had agreed to speed up his extradition to Moscow, as he claimed his innocence and said he would fight to exonerate himself.
His attorney, Anne Taylor, 57, has already sent a team of investigators to the slain student’s house on Kings Road in Idaho to start a crime scene reconstruction ahead of Kohberger’s return to the state.
Taylor and a team of four others visited the home where the bloody slayings took place on Tuesday, the same day as Kohberger waived his extradition in court.
Taylor is famous for previously overturning a murder conviction of Jonathan Ellington, who was accused of using his car to run over a woman in a road-rage incident.
Taylor worked on the case of Jonathan Ellington, who was accused of using his car to run over a woman in a road-rage incident. She is now representing Kohberger
He was arrested after being tracked by the FBI for four days near his parents’ home in Pennsylvania, with authorities narrowing down the suspect from genetic genealogy
A judge in Idaho has issued a gagging order on Moscow Police and legal teams in relation to the case, barring anyone linked to the case from talking about it.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said: ‘Once he gets here, he’ll have an initial appearance with our magistrate.
‘They’ll deal with issues such as making sure competent counsel is representing him, and the case will be scheduled for hearings.’
Once Kohberger arrives in Idaho the state law will allow the court to unseal the probable cause affidavit – something which the victim’s families have been keen to see.
He will need to appear in court before that can happen, on four counts of murder and one of felony burglary.
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