On Jan. 1, two days after the 28-year-old Washington State University graduate student was taken into custody in connection with the University of Idaho killingshis parents, Michael and Marianne Kohbergeras well as his sister, Amandashared a message to the public.
“First and foremost, we care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children,” the family’s statement, shared by Bryan’s counsel Jason A. LaBar and obtained by NBC News, began. “There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for them. We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother.”
“We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions,” the statement concluded. “We respect privacy in this matter as our family and the families suffering loss can move forward through the legal process.”