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The Idaho murders suspect is expected to waive his right to have his upcoming extradition hearing in front of a judge, according to a new report.
It has been more than a month since Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21, were murdered in their home on November 13.
A SWAT team arrested the suspect, who The Daily Wire is not naming in keeping with a policy to deprive mass killers of the notoriety they often crave, on Friday some 2,400 miles from the crime scene in the Pocono Mountains in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
The attorney for the suspect told TMZ that his client believes that he will be exonerated, meaning he will likely enter a not guilty plea when he goes in front of a judge.
The suspect and his parents are reportedly shocked by his arrest, the report said. The suspect told his attorney that he was not on the run and that he and his father drove the white Hyundai that officials were looking for from Washington to Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago, a plan that they had long had.
Heavy.com reported that the suspect, who was pursuing a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington State University’s Pullman campus, had conducted a survey seeking to “understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime,” the suspect wrote.
The suspect asked criminals to share the “thoughts and feelings” they had throughout the experience of committing the crime.
The survey asked criminals if they prepared before they carried out their crimes, how far they traveled to commit their crimes, and what steps they took to select their victim or target.
The report also noted that the suspect at one point had worked in “part-time security for the Pleasant Valley School District in Pennsylvania.”
“These murders have shaken our community, and no arrest will ever bring back these young students,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry said at a press conference on Friday. “However, we do believe justice will be found through the criminal process.”