NBC, citing documents obtained in a public records request, reported the newly-issued license plate matches the license plate shown in police body camera video when the Indiana State Police pulled over Kohberger and his father on Dec. 15 as they made their way to Pennsylvania. In an odd sequence of events, Kohberger was reportedly stopped for following another vehicle too closely, released with a warning, and then was pulled over again less than 10 minutes later. Some news outlets quoted a Fox News story from Wednesday that initially claimed the two traffic stops were done at the request of the FBI to obtain bodycam footage of the suspect. Multiple news outlets, including the New York Post and the Daily Mail, ran stories to that effect Thursday, quoting a Fox News law enforcement source who said federal officials were particularly interested in finding out whether Kohberger showed any signs of cuts or bruises on his hands. Fox News, however, appears to have backtracked on that story, which was originally published Wednesday. By Thursday, Fox was instead running a story quoting the FBI as denying that they had requested the traffic stops. “[T]he December 15th traffic stops conducted on the vehicle being driven by Bryan Kohberger in Indiana were not requested or directed by the FBI,” the agency’s statement to Fox News Digital said. Kohberger was flown back to Idaho Wednesday to face four counts of first-degree murder, according to the New York Post. “He has said through a lawyer that he expects to be exonerated in the case,” the Times reported. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
NEW: Five days after 4 Idaho college students were killed in their home at night, Bryan Kohberger got a new license plate for his car.Kohberger, a criminology PhD student at a neighboring college, has since been charged in their murder. w/ @ByMikeBaker https://t.co/6v21TZLE7r — Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@NickAtNews) January 5, 2023