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Idaho Murder Suspect Talked To Law Enforcement Briefly After Arrest Before Invoking His Rights, His Attorney Says
Idaho Murder Suspect Talked To Law Enforcement Briefly After Arrest Before Invoking His Rights, His Attorney Says
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Bryan Kohberger's attorney says the suspect told investigators he was certainly "aware" of the murders after being taken into custody Friday, before invoking his right to an attorney. 

The man suspected of killing four University of Idaho college students initially agreed to speak with law enforcement officers after his arrest, but then invoked his right to an attorney a short time later, according to his attorney.

According to the news outlet, the 28-year-old replied, "Yes, certainly I'm aware of what's going on." I am 10 miles away from this.

There is a suspect. Murders were committed by University of Idaho students.

LaBar said that after admitting he was aware of the case, he asked for an attorney.

He is calm. LaBar said that his client was aware. It is obvious. He is very intelligent. He already has a degree. It shouldn't shock anyone that he's smart.

Authorities in Pennsylvania are working to get Kohberger back to Idaho, where he faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony breaking and entering.

LaBar is not representing the PhD student in the criminal charges against him, however, he said in a Tuesday appearance on the "TODAY" show that he believes he will be exonerating.

LaBar said that he said this is not him. He believes he will be vindicated. That is what he believes, those were his words.

He said that the allegations against him shocked the family.

He said that they don't believe it to be Bryan. This is completely out of character, the allegations, and really they are just trying to be supportive with the understanding that these four families have suffered loss, so that they're sympathetic towards that

The statement from the family to People was similar.

Leonard Lake is a serial killer. Wife thought he was living a very active fantasy.

They said they care for the families who have lost children. We pray for them each day because there are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel. We will support our son and brother as a family and let the legal process play out.

They urged the public to grant the presumption of innocence and not to judge based on unknown facts.

He was taken into custody at his parents home at 2 a.m. on Friday. The probable cause statement in the case is sealed until the extradited suspect is brought to justice, but two law enforcement officers told NBC News that they used DNA to identify him as a suspect.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry confirmed during a press conference on Friday that police had discovered a car as part of the investigation.

Police had been looking for a white car that was seen near the murder scene.

Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle are related.

The PhD student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, who had just completed his first semester, was arrested in May.

Stinchfield told CNN that he was a teaching assistant at the university and that his demeanor changed after the murders.

Stinchfield said that he started grading everyone just 100s. He seems to have been pretty preoccupied now.

Police have said that all four college students were stabbed to death as they slept in an off-campus rental home. The couple lived in a nearby frat house, where Chapin was sleeping at the time.

Two of the roommates who lived on the ground floor survived the attack.

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LaBar told Law & Crime that he left Washington for Pennsylvania on a trip with his father.

LaBar told NBC that the pair were pulled over twice by police.

I don't know if they were issued a ticket or not. They were pulled over in Indiana almost back-to-back. I believe in speeding and following too closely to a car in front of them.

Fry told ABC News that investigators believe that the only suspect in the quadruple homicide is Kohberger.

He said that they believed they had the man that committed the murders.

References:

1. after being taken into custody at his parents’ home

2. Law & Crime

3. RELATED: Suspect In University Of Idaho Students' Murders Arrested In Pennsylvania

4. Tuesday appearance on the “TODAY”

5. People

6. NBC News

7. told CNN

8. as they were likely asleep

9. NBC

10. ABC News

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