student who had Bryan Kohberger as assistant in criminology class describes scoring style and behavior change

student who had Bryan Kohberger as assistant in criminology class describes scoring style and behavior change
student who had Bryan Kohberger as assistant in criminology class describes scoring style and behavior change

MOSCOW, Idaho — We learn more about the 28-year-old graduate student charged with the brutal murder of four University of Idaho students as they slept.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger now faces four counts of first-degree murder after he was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania, thousands of miles from the crime scene. He is due back in court on Tuesday.

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Kohberger is a graduate student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. The Idaho murder suspect had completed his first semester as a doctoral student in the school’s criminal justice program earlier in December.

Now, a Washington State University student who had Kohberger as an assistant in his criminology class is shedding light on his personality in the classroom and how his behavior changed after the Idaho murders.

“It was like, totally shocking, totally shocking to realize that this person who wrote down my papers was supposedly this horrible murderer,” Hayden Stinchfield told CNN.

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Although his interactions with Kohberger were limited to the boardroom, he said his scoring style was “pretty strict.”

“He would rate you on what he came to call a ‘higher standard,'” Stinchfield said. “But what we really felt was that he was grading us like he was grading himself as a PhD student… We were all annoyed with him.”

In fact, Stinchfield said his professor allowed students to plead for better grades at some point during the semester to gain “courtroom experience.”

“He brought in Bryan, and he was like, ‘Okay, go ahead,'” Stinchfield said. “And he asked Bryan to stand up. And a few people were on his side because they wanted to keep their grades high…but for the most part, it felt like half of a class of 150 people were asking these real critical questions. “

“It wasn’t like yelling or anything, but it was definitely a conflict,” Stinchfield added.

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Monroe County Correctional Facility

The murders took place about a month before winter break, and it was then that Stinchfield said his scoring style took an abrupt turn.

“At that point he started grading everyone just 100,” he said. “Pretty much if you returned something, you got good grades and he stopped leaving grades.

Stinchfield described his behavior after the killings as “concerned” and said he looked less “groomed” and had grown facial hair.

“The previous mental preoccupation that we noticed, where it was like he didn’t really want to be there, that was at an all-time high,” Stinchfield said. “He just didn’t look very well.”

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