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Bryan Kohberger indicted by grand jury in killings of 4 UI students

Bryan Kohberger, left, sits with his attorney, public defender Anne Taylor, right, during a hearing in Latah County District Court on Jan. 5 in Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022.  (Ted S. Warren/Pool)

The man accused of killing four University of Idaho students last fall has been indicted by a grand jury, the Latah County Clerk’s Office confirmed Wednesday.

Bryan Kohberger, 28, will be arraigned in Latah County District Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

He has been in jail since January charged with the stabbing deaths of Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle at the women’s off-campus home.

The former Washington State University graduate student was scheduled for a weeklong preliminary hearing next month at which prosecutors would have to prove they had probable cause for the charges against Kohberger. The grand jury indictment, a more secretive process, replaces the need for the hearing.

A redacted version of the indictment, filed Wednesday afternoon, shows the grand jury concurred with the charges requested by prosecutors. Kohberger is charged with one count of burglary and four counts of first-degree murder.

The names of the witnesses who testified before the grand jury are sealed, according to court records.

Kohberger will likely enter a plea on the charges Monday.