A FATHER of one of the murdered University of Idaho students has warned Bryan Kohberger that he’s going to “bring it” as he prepares to face him in court.
Kohberger has been charged with murder in connection with the November 2022 killings and is awaiting trial.
Steve Goncalves, the father of murdered student Kaylee Goncalves, is preparing to face suspect Bryan Kohberger in courtCredit: AP
Kaylee was one of four students killed in an off-campus Moscow, Idaho home in November last yearCredit: Instagram/kayleegoncalves
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, was one of the victims killed in the off-campus Moscow, Idaho home.
Her dad Steve told ABC News that he’s ready to face Kohberger in court.
He said: “I can’t wait to see the evidence. And then I’m gonna bring it.
“And he’s gonna realize that this… is the family that’s gonna make sure he doesn’t get away with it.”
Kaylee’s mom Kristi told the network that she’s “thought long and hard” if her daughter and Kohberger had “crossed paths.”
She said: “We’ve talked as a family, you know, we’ve done a lot of research on what’s out there. None of it makes sense.”
Kristi told ABC News that she will try to avoid the courtroom during any graphic testimony.
She said: “I’m not going to scar myself. I have visions of my own that, you know, I have to deal with.”
Kaylee was due to graduate from the university just weeks before she was killed.
Her siblings accepted the posthumous degree from the college this week.
Days before the ceremony, a post on the family’s Facebook page said: “I would have never imagined Kaylee not being able to accept her own degree that SHE worked so hard for.”
Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin, who were also killed in the horror stabbings, also received posthumous degrees.
Kaylee was posthumously awarded a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the university.
Ph.D. student Kohberger is being held in an Idaho jail and will appear in court in June.
But, Ethan’s parents Jim and Stacy Chapin told Fox News in April that they will not be attending the court hearing.
Kohberger was arrested at his family’s home in Pennsylvania in late December following a manhunt that lasted weeks.
Cops discovered medical-style gloves, a sweatshirt, a buccal swab, Nike sneakers, and a flashlight when he was arrested.
Investigators were able to track down Kohberger from a Ka-Bar knife sheath that was left at the murder scene near Madison and Kaylee’s bodies.
Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra was searched by cops as part of the probe.
The vehicle was taken apart as investigators took a door panel, seat cushions, headrests, a seat belt, a visor, and brake and gas pedals.
Other items such as a shovel, hiking boots, goggles, and gloves were also seized from the car by police.
Kohberger has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder. If convicted he could face the death penalty.
Kohberger has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Last week, he added the top attorney Elisa G. Massoth to his defense team.
University of Idaho students have said the killings left the college community shaken.
Natalia Zieroth-Chaumont, a sorority sister of Kaylee, told Idaho Press: “There were a lot of girls that didn’t come back after Thanksgiving.”
Kohberger has been charged with murder and faces trialCredit: Reuters