Police bodycam footage shows moment panicked Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger pulled over
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Bodycam footage shared by the Indiana State Police Department shows the moment Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger was pulled over by officers.
Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania on 30 December in connection with the murders of Idaho University students Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin on 13 November.
See the bodycam footage below:
The footage was taken as Kohberger and another passenger were making their way to Pennsylvania in a white car a few weeks after the four victims were found stabbed to death at off-campus housing.
The vehicle matched the description of one Idaho police began searching for after it was spotted near the crime scene.
In the clip, a police officer can be seen approaching the white Hyundai to find Kohberger in the driver's seat.
The officer told the driver he was trailing too closely behind a truck trailer and spoke to the pair about their drive to Pennsylvania, more than 2,000 miles from both Idaho and his home in Washington.
“That’s a long haul. You guys scared of airplanes?” the officer asked the pair.
Kohberger is said to have been stopped twice by police as he made his way across the country from his home in Washington.
Following his arrest, the 28-year-old formally waived his right to an extradition hearing during a court appearance in Pennsylvania, agreeing to be moved to Idaho as the case continues.
His attorney, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar, said in a statement Kohberger 'is eager to be exonerated of these charges and looks forward to resolving these matters as promptly as possible'.
The 28-year-old is a PhD student in Washington State University's department of criminal justice and criminology.
LaBar told ABC News Kohberger drove with his father to Pennsylvania after his semester at Washington State ended this December, arriving at a family home exactly one month after the murders on 13 December.
LaBar claimed the trip had been pre-planned, and said the father and son were pulled over twice in Indiana, once for speeding and once for tailgating.
Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves, has made clear that he is determined to face Kohberger in court, telling NBC News he wants the suspect to be 'sick of seeing' the family.
“I want him to be sick of seeing us and sick of knowing that these people won’t let it go,” he said, adding: “You know, it’s a battle of wills, and we’ll see who wins.”
Moscow Police Chief James Fry has said no other arrests are expected in the case.