Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the man accused of fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students, was taken out of a county jail in Pennsylvania and turned over to state police on Wednesday, authorities said.
“He is no longer in the custody of the Monroe County Correctional Center; he is in the custody of the Pennsylvania State Police,” Warden Garry Haidle told NBC News. “He’s out of my custody.”
It was not immediately clear when Kohberger would be on a plane for Idaho.
Less than 24 hours earlier, Kohberger, 28, waived extradition in a Stroudsburg court, clearing the way for his trip to Latah County, Idaho. That’s where prosecutor Bill Thompson said Kohberger will be charged with four counts of first-degree murder and robbery for allegedly breaking into his Moscow, Idaho, home with the intent to commit a felony.
Kohberger was arrested Friday in Albrightsville, in northeastern Pennsylvania, about 2,500 miles from Moscow, where the killings occurred on November 13.
has been accused in the murderers Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Wash.; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Ariz.; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
The suspect was a PhD student. at the department of criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University, 9 miles from Moscow. A university spokesperson told NBC News on Tuesday that Kohberger was “no longer enrolled as a student,” without elaborating.
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Antonio Planas contributed.