Latta County Attorney Bill Thompson said a criminal complaint was filed yesterday charging the suspect, Brian Coberg, with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary.
“There is a pending case in court now that I and any office and investigators have to live with our Supreme Court’s restrictions on pretrial disclosure. That said, I assure you that we will share with you through court process or otherwise. , whatever we are allowed to do. I just thank you for your patience with this,” he told a news conference.
Thompson said the factual basis of the charges was summarized in an affidavit of probable cause, which was filed with the court.
“Under the Idaho Supreme Court, this is all sealed until Mr. Kohberger returns to Latta County and receives a warrant for his arrest. At that time, we hope you will have access to that affidavit so that you can communicate with all readers of the , observers, listeners and all share the real facts,” he told reporters in the room.
“It’s sad to be here but happy to be here at the same time,” he added.
Kohberger, who initially appeared before a judge in Pennsylvania, is being held without bond, Thompson said.
“Our magistrate’s warrant also did not provide bail. We understand he is scheduled to return to court in Pennsylvania next Tuesday afternoon and a public defender has been assigned to him,” he said.
Once Kohberger arrives in Idaho, he is expected to make his first court appearance before a magistrate and further hearings will be scheduled.
CNN’s Elizabeth Joseph reported on this article.