Bryan Kohberger 'cheered up' and was 'more chatty' in criminology class after Idaho murders, claims classmate
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: After Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, got arrested for the brutal slayings of four University of Idaho students, his classmate revealed the shocking fact that he was "cheered up and more chatty in criminology class after the killings". Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death at their off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho on November 13.
On Friday, December 30, Kohberger, a resident of Pullman, Washington, was apprehended in Albrightsville in northeastern Pennsylvania, about 2,500 miles from the Idaho campus, officials said. He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. Apparently, Kohberger was pursuing a PhD in criminology at Washington State University.
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Kohberger was attending classes and finishing his semester at WSU. BK Norton, who was in the same graduate program as Kohberger, said that he continued attending classes after the killings and seemed more animated and talkative after the murders than he had been earlier in the semester.
Norton said Kohberger’s quiet, intense demeanor had made people uncomfortable as had made remarks against LGBTQ+ people.
“He sort of creeped people out because he stared and didn’t talk much, but when he did it was very intelligent and he needed everyone to know he was smart,” Norton told the New York Times.
“He seemed more upbeat and willing to carry a conversation,” she said. But Norton recalled that all this enthusiasm would go away when the class would discuss the Idaho murders.
The class discussed just how “the murders had taken place and how it was crazy that they had no information, and that we hoped we were all safe.”, Norton told the New York Post. During that discussion, Kohberger chillingly remained “quiet and deadpan,” she recalled.
“I don’t believe he had any reaction,” Norton said. “We had quite a long conversation in class about it too. I don’t believe I remember him commenting about it at all," she added.
Describing the shock over Kohberger's arrest, Norton said, “Little did we know the murderer was among us." Norton further added, “I’m still in shock! I didn’t think Bryan was capable of this."
Another graduate student who knew Kohberger said he was keenly interested in studying policing. The student, who spoke to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity because of worries about upsetting others in the department, said Kohberger had few friends at the school. He had appeared to want to socialize, the student said but had made offensive remarks in the past that had left him somewhat isolated.