Idaho slaying suspect’s family expresses sympathy and support

Relatives of a man arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the murders of four University of Idaho students expressed sympathy for the victims’ families while also promising to support him and promote “his presumption of innocence.

Bryan Kohberger, 28, is eager to be exonerated and will tell a judge in Pennsylvania on Tuesday that he will not fight extradition to Idaho, according to his public defender, Jason LaBar.

Kohberger, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in Washington State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, was arrested early Friday at his parents’ home in Chestnuthill Township in eastern Pennsylvania, according to authorities.

His parents, Michael and Maryann, and his two older sisters, Amanda and Melissa, said in a statement released Sunday by his attorney that they “care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children. There are no words to express how sad we are for them, and we pray for them every day.”

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