Bryan Kohberger’s demeanor changed noticeably after the murders of four University of Idaho students, a former classmate has revealed – describing how he went from “perpetually exhausted” to “more talkative”.
“I noticed he sometimes showed up to class a little late, he always had a coffee in hand, he always seemed to be perpetually exhausted,” fellow Washington State graduate student Benjamin Roberts told NewsNation. University at Pullman.
“Bryan seemed to be on the razor’s edge between exhaustion and exhaustion and at the time it was extremely difficult to tell which was which,” he told the outlet.
But Kohberger’s behavior changed markedly after he allegedly killed Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, on Nov. 13 at their off-campus home in Moscow. , Idaho, Roberts said.
“He seemed to get a little more talkative in the later parts of the term,” the fellow criminal justice PhD student told NewsNation.
However, he said he did not recall Kohberger speaking specifically about the shocking crime, which rocked the University of Idaho community.
Roberts said Kohberger’s perpetual signs of exhaustion raised no flags before the murder because they seemed consistent with how many graduate students behave amid the rigors of college life.
He described the alleged killer as clumsy, but the kind of person who always wanted to make sure everyone knew he was very smart.
“He had to make sure you knew he was smart, he had that intellectual ability,” Roberts told the outlet.
He also said it was troubling that his former classmate was the person who ended up being the suspect.
“There’s something heavy about it,” Roberts said.
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Kohberger, 28, was arrested Friday at his family home in Pennsylvania and will soon be extradited to Idaho after waiving his right to an extradition hearing.
Once he appears in court in Idaho, authorities can legally release his probable cause affidavit, which should shed light on what led to his arrest nearly seven weeks after the murders.
The murder weapon, believed to be a large knife, has not been found.
Kohberger, who faces four counts of first-degree murder, “looks forward to being cleared of these charges and looks forward to resolving these matters as quickly as possible,” his public defender Jason LaBar said in a statement. communicated.
Meanwhile, Washington State University released a statement about the arrest of the Ph.D. student.
“Washington State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is aggrieved by the alleged horrific acts of one of its graduate students,” the department wrote on its website.
“We are relieved that justice has been served. Our hearts are with the families of the victims,” he added.