BOISE, Idaho — CNN reports that Bryan Kohberger's parents have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
Bryan Kohberger has been charged with the murders of 4 University of Idaho students, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin. Kohberger is a Ph.D. student in criminology at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, a 15 minute drive away.
Grand jury proceedings are by nature secretive and closed door. His mother, Maryann Kohberger, reportedly has already testified to the secretive panel, and his father, Michael Kohberger, is expected to testify some time on Thursday, May 25. The testimony given under oath to the grand jury may be shared with investigators in Idaho based on a Pennsylvania law that allows judges to release transcripts of witness testimony before grand juries to other investigative agencies after a court hearing.
Kohberger drove across country for the holiday break late last year with his father from Pullman to the family home in Pennsylvania where he was arrested. Kohberger was extradited to Idaho to face the murder charges.
Lawyers for Kohberger's parents were unsuccessful in their attempts to quash the subpoena. CNN reports that attempts to get comment from Latah County Prosecutors and the attorney retained by Michael and Maryann Kohberger have all declined to comment.