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Idaho suspect extradited, source confirms

(NewsNation) – A man accused of killing four University of Idaho students has been extradited back to Moscow, Idaho, a source confirmed to NewsNation.

Brian Kochberger, 28, left the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania around 6 a.m. ET Wednesday.

Koberger was arrested in Scranton, Pennsylvania in connection with the deaths of four students: Caylee Gonsalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20.

On Tuesday, he appeared in court, where he refused to be extradited, telling the judge that he was not taking any medication that could influence his decision. Koberger nodded to his family in the front row. His mother wept when his sister consoled her.

Once Kochberger is in Idaho, state law allows the court to release an affidavit of probable cause, which will contain a lot of information about what led to Kochberger’s arrest.

Kochberger is expected to be taken to the Lata District Jail in Moscow, less than 2 miles from where the Nov. 13 murders took place.

“As soon as he gets here, he will have his first meeting with our judge. They will look into issues such as ensuring that he is represented by a competent attorney and the case will be scheduled for hearing,” said Lata County Attorney Bill Thompson.

Later Tuesday, the Moscow Police Department announced that a Latakh County Judge had issued a writ of silence in the case, barring law enforcement officials and lawyers from speaking about it.

“In connection with this court ruling, the Moscow Police Department will no longer communicate with the public or the media on this case,” the police department said in a statement.

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