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The parents of Idaho quadruple murder victim Madison Mogen forced back tears as they accepted her posthumous degree - six months after she was butchered along with three other students at their off-campus home.
Posthumous bachelor's degrees were awarded to the families of Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, who were both seniors at the time of the November 13 slayings. Certificates were provided for Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.
Mogen's heartbroken parents tried to hold it together as they walked the stage to accept the posthumous bachelor's degree in marketing on their daughter's behalf at the school's spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, NBC News reported.
The bodies of Mogen, Goncalves, Kernodle and Chapin were found on November 13, 2022, at their off-campus house near the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested was arrested after a six-week manhunt and charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26.
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The parents of Idaho quadruple murder victim Madison Mogen (left) forced back tears as they accepted her posthumous degree on Saturday
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Posthumous bachelor's degrees were awarded to the families of Madison Mogen (pictured) and Kaylee Goncalves, who were both seniors at the time of the November 13 slayings
The four students were recognized during the university's May 13 graduation ceremonies, along with another student who recently died in a car accident, and nearly 3,000 new graduates.
'Madison's family will always be members of the Vandal family,' University President Scott Green said during the ceremony.
'So, thank you for joining us today to celebrate her academic achievements and contributions to the University of Idaho.'
Goncalves' family received a posthumous bachelor's degree in general studies on behalf of their daughter during the second commencement ceremony later in the day on Saturday.
Chapin, who was a freshman, was awarded a certificate in recreation, sport and tourism management, and Kernodle, who was a junior, was awarded a certificate in marketing. Certificates acknowledge credit toward degrees in progress.
Maddie Mogen (top) Kaylee Goncalves (second from left) Xana Kernodle (second from right) and Ethan Chapin (center) - all students at the University of Idaho - were stabbed to death on November 13 in the quiet, college town of Moscow
Bryan Kohberger was arrested was arrested after a six-week manhunt and charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26
'The University of Idaho continues to amaze us with its unwavering support,' Stacy and Jim Chapin said in the statement.
'We appreciate the school awarding a posthumous degree to Ethan. We also want to recognize the thousands of kids graduating and the hard work they've put in to earn their diplomas. Our family wishes them all the best.'
The four students were found dead on November 13 at a house where Mogen, Goncalves and Kernodle were roommates. Kernodle's boyfriend, Chapin, was staying overnight at the time.
Green announced in