American criminology student Bryan Christopher Kohberger has been detained after being charged with first-degree murder.
he is Charged with killing Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, who were stabbed to death A case in Moscow, Idaho in the early hours of November 13 Leaving small communities where they desperately need answers.
Autopsies revealed that all four may have been asleep when they were attacked. Some had defensive wounds, and each had been stabbed multiple times.
So what do we know about the men held for allegedly killing them?
Kohberger, 28, is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, a short drive from the University of Idaho.
He is also a teaching assistant for the university’s criminal justice and criminology programs, according to WSU’s online catalog.
University Police assisted Idaho law enforcement in executing search warrants on Kohberger’s home and campus offices.
He graduated from Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania in 2018 with an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology.
‘Not interested in crime’
He received his bachelor’s degree in 2020 and completed graduate studies in June 2022, DeSales University of Pennsylvania said.
Pennsylvania State Police arrested him early Friday morning at an address in the state’s Chestnuthill township and extradited him to Idaho on first-degree murder charges.
Sky News partner NBC News said Kohberger, who recently lived in an apartment in Pullman, Washington, appeared to be interested in crime.
WSU criminal justice graduate student Ben Roberts told the channel that Kohberger appeared confident and outgoing, but it seemed that “he was always looking for a way to fit in.”
“It’s outrageous,” Mr. Roberts told The Associated Press. “Honestly, I just find him super awkward.”
Seven months ago, a man named Brian Koberg took part in a research project that required him to have direct access to those arrested, NBC reported.
At the time, the person identified himself as a “student investigator” at DeSales University and used a school-issued email address.
“My name is Brian and I invite you to participate in a research project aimed at understanding how emotional and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime,” Kohberger wrote in a post that appeared on the Reddit community seven months ago for the ex. prisoner.
“In particular, this study aims to understand the story behind your most recent criminal behaviour, focusing on your thoughts and feelings throughout the experience.”
The killing has rocked the small Idaho town of Moscow, a farming community of about 25,000 people, including about 11,000 students, in the rolling mountains of northern Idaho’s Palouse region.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.