The father of slain University of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves says the only justice for accused killer Bryan Kohberger would be for him to “leave the planet.”
“Justice is when you leave the planet … and the whole world is able to rejoice and be glad that you are not there. That’s justice, and we will forgive him,” Steve Goncalves told NewsNation’s Ashley Banfield.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kohberger allegedly killed Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and 21-year-old Kaylee on November 13, in a residence off of King Street in Moscow. The victims were all stabbed to death, police said.
Kohberger, who faces one count of burglary and four counts of first-degree murder, could possibly face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.
See the full interview below.
An affidavit released on Thursday alleged that a surviving roommate saw University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger in her home moments after he allegedly killed three of her roommates and the boyfriend of one of them.
According to the affidavit, the surviving roommates said everyone in the home was asleep by 4 a.m. on November 13 except for victim Xana Kernodle, who had gotten a Doordash order and had used TikTok at 4:12 a.m.
Documents stated that one of the roommates claimed they heard victim Kaylee Goncalves say something like “there’s someone here,” but phone records suggest it may have come from Kernodle’s TikTok app.
One of the surviving roommates said they later heard a male voice say something like, “‘It’s ok. I’m going to help you.” That roommate claimed they opened their door to spot a man in a mask walking toward her. She claimed she did not know the man, who she described as athletically built with bushy eyebrows.
The suspect reportedly walked past the roommate and left the home through a sliding door. The roommate said she stood there in shock but eventually locked herself in her room.
Further, a surveillance camera mounted less than 50 feet from Kernodle’s bedroom wall picked up audio of an apparent whimper followed by a loud thud at 4:17 a.m. on the night of the murders.
The affidavit — released to the public following Kohberger’s extradition to Idaho — also alleged that he visited the area 12 times before the November 13 slayings.
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[Featured image: Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves (left)Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle;/Instagram]
Additional reporting by Jacquelyn Gray