Bryan Kohberger - Idaho Murders
Bryan Christopher Kohberger poses for a jail booking photograph at the Monroe County Correctional Facility Reuters / MONROE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL


  • An Idaho murder victim's mother said sending her children back to school is a "challenging time"
  • Stacy Wells Chapin said she and her husband decided "early on" to send their children back to school
  • Chapin's mother said they allowed her children to "heal at their own pace"

The two siblings of Ethan Chapin, one of the four Idaho university students allegedly killed by Bryan Kohberger, have returned to the University of Idaho months after the gruesome murders.

Stacy Wells Chapin, the victim's mother, reflected on sending two of her triplets back to the school, describing it as a "challenging time" since the murder case is now rolling in court.

Chapin said she and her husband, Jim Chapin, decided "early on" that Maizie and Hunter, Ethan's siblings, had to return to the University of Idaho, where the victim previously studied.

The victim's mother said "it became clear" for them that they made the right decision, Fox13 reported.

"We were recently told to look for a victory every day – even if it is the tiniest little victory. It is admittedly challenging some days, but excellent advice," Chapin said in a Facebook post.

Chapin said they would visit their children at the school every other weekend while allowing them to "heal at their own pace."

Chapin added their children are "processing this new normal in their own way," and as parents, they will be there to provide resources as needed.

"We're grateful they have each other at school, fraternity and sorority friends, and other amazing support systems. They are each processing this new normal in their own way, and that's okay," Chapin said.

But other students were still shocked and afraid months after the quadruple killings.

When the students returned to the University of Idaho earlier this year, some carried mace and flashlights as a precaution.

Some students enrolled in self-defense classes, and others changed their habits while on campus, including walking with friends at night.

The return of the Chapin siblings to the university near the off-campus home where their brother was murdered came after Kohberger's lawyers received thousands of documents and other materials in connection with the crime.

The State of Idaho has turned over a list of potential witnesses, 995 pages of documents, one audio-video file and 1,865 pictures to the defense team of Kohberger.

It was part of Kohberger's plan to review and challenge the evidence used against him by investigators after he waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.

Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminal justice graduate student at Washington State University, is currently detained at the Latah County Jail in Moscow, Idaho, after he was accused of killing four University of Idaho students last Nov. 13, 2022.

Kohberger is expected to return to court on June 26.

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