Bryan Kohberger is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg


  • The accused killer had two gashes near his chin and bruises on his neck
  • He only spoke briefly, answering directly to the judge
  • Kohberger's next court hearing was delayed to June 26

Bryan Kohberger showed up in court on Thursday with unexplained cuts on his face and a rough appearance, eyewitnesses said.

The accused quadruple killer had two gashes near his chin and apparent bruises on his neck as he made his way inside the Latah County courthouse in Moscow, Idaho, according to a New York Post report.

The outlet's sources shared that Kohberger seemed to fidget a little and only spoke briefly to answer "yes" when asked directly by the judge.

He also reportedly wore leg shackles and an orange T-shirt during his five-minute court appearance, where he waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing, delaying his court hearing to June 26.

This will allow the defense more time to review discovery, according to Kohberger's attorney, as reported by ABC News.

Kohberger will continue to be held without bail as he faces four first-degree murder charges and felony burglary in relation to the death of the University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20.

The presiding judge during Kohberger's Thursday court hearing reserved the entire week of June 26 to June 30 for the suspect's trial after Kohberger's public defender, Anne Taylor, requested the next court date to be pushed back, the Independent reported.

Evidence in the case against Kohberger will be laid out for the first time in court on his next court appearance. The accused killer is likely to enter a plea on the charges, the outlet added.

Meanwhile, authorities are still appealing for more witnesses and people who knew Kohberger before the murders.

"This is not the end of this investigation, in fact, this is a new beginning," Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said, as quoted by CNN. "Report anything you know about him, to help the investigators, and eventually our office and the court system, understand fully everything there is to know about not only the individual, but what happened and why."

The 28-year-old suspect was a Ph.D. student at Washington State University's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in Pullman. The school is only about a 15-minute drive from Moscow, where the murders took place.

Bryan Kohberger leaves after an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg