An inmate at a Pennsylvania prison threatened to kill suspected killer Bryan Kohberger before he was transferred to a higher-security prison.
The 28-year-old denied to other inmates that he killed the four University of Idaho students after being asked why he did it.
Kohberger was held at the Monroe County Correctional Facility for five days before being extradited to Idaho.
Sources told NewsNation when asked why he was eight miles from his apartment, he said, “The shopping is better in Idaho.”
Kohberger appeared in court on Tuesday and waived extradition during a brief court hearing
On Friday, the criminal justice graduate student was arrested in connection with the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Ethan Chapin, 20
Another inmate reportedly threatened his life after becoming aware he had been arrested in connection with the high-profile case.
The unnamed prisoner allegedly cursed Kohberger and said, “F***you, I’m going to kill you,” with sources saying Kohberger was scary and had to shower every day.
However, he was forced to wear a suicide apron in his cell and house with a cell in a glass door so that officers could keep an eye on him at all times.
He was also given a protective helmet after landing in Idaho before being taken to the Latah County Jail.
The mass murderer was walked to a vehicle by sheriff’s deputies before authorities put a camouflage-colored helmet on his head last night.
It’s unclear why police gave him the safety gear, but it could be to prevent him from injuring himself or to stop potential threats to his life. Idaho allows open carry of guns.
Suspected killer Bryan Kohberger has returned to Moscow in handcuffs to face charges for the murder of four University of Idaho students
Law enforcement provided the suspected killer with a protective helmet after he stepped off a plane in Idaho
Police were on the hunt for Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra, which officials began tracking in November after determining it was in the area of the murders
He previously wore a “turtle suit” – a suicide prevention vest – when he was first arrested in Pennsylvania on suspicion of the quadruple murder.
It came after an entire airport in Illinois was evacuated so the suspect could relieve himself and the plane could be refueled.
Kohberger was seen entering the Flightstar in Champaign around 11 a.m., handcuffed and accompanied by three armed officers.
The criminal justice graduate student wore his red prison suit and the lockdown for his arrival lasted until he boarded the plane, which is owned by the state.
Kohberger, 28, arrived in Idaho late last night and was transferred to the Latah County Jail along with 22 other inmates.
On the night of the murders, Kohberger’s phone pinged a cell tower near his apartment in Pullman, Washington
Bryan Kohberger arrives at Pullman-Moscow Airport after flying in from Pennsylvania following his court appearance
He was finally arrested at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania on December 30 for the November 13 massacre of four University of Idaho students.
Kohberger left the Monroe County Correctional Facility at 6 a.m. yesterday after waiving his right to extradition at a hearing on Tuesday.
The killer was arrested Friday in connection with the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Ethan Chapin, 20.
Michael Mancuso, Monroe County’s first assistant district attorney, confirmed yesterday that they believe Kohberger is so desperate to return to Idaho to find out the contents of the affidavit.
A judge in Idaho has issued a gag order to the Moscow police and legal teams regarding the case, barring anyone connected with the case to talk about it.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said, “Once he gets here, he will have a first appearance with our magistrate.
“They will deal with issues such as making sure competent counsel is representing him, and the case will be scheduled for hearings.”