'I can't take it': Bryan Kohberger said his dad Michael is 'good man' he 'treated like dirt' in old post
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger was arrested on December 30, 2022, in relation to the murders of four University of Idaho students Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20.
The users on social media are now discussing the post written by the suspect on his Tap-A-Talk account regarding him allegedly having visual snow syndrome due to which he had contradicting views about his father Michael Kohberger and his childhood. Kohberger stated in the post, "I often fear being 80 years old, alone, and having faint memories of my parents, everything I missed out on. I think about my father, what a good man he is, how I treat him like dirt because I have this condition, and I can't take it. I might spiral out of control and lose myself in the void, I can't let it all go. All of these regrets predict for my future self." In the same post, he has written, "I feel blank and so generic, I can barely remember my eventful childhood... As I try to think of my childhood, I become upset and into a depressed state."
He also stated in the post, "I am stuck in this void of nothing, feeling completely no emotion, feeling nothing. feel dirty, like there is dirt inside of my head, my mind, I am always dizzy and confused. I feel no self worth. I am intelligent but I feel the opposite. I say things I don't mean."
Meanwhile, in the Reddit discussion, a user asked, "I feel blank and so generic, I can barely remember my eventful childhood... As I try to think of my childhood, I become upset and into a depressed state. In one part of his tapatalk posts he says his dad is a good man, but in another part he says this. What do you think he meant?"
One of the users responded, "I think he has a mental illness and instead of getting help for it, he went the other route: to make people feel the pain he was feeling. Some part of me sympathizes with this Bryan. Having a mental illness is hard but if you don’t ask for help, then it just gets worse. I don’t sympathize with a Bryan he is now though. He knew he needed guidance in this and instead he took it out on innocent kids."
A comment read, "One can think one's father was a good man while maintaining those beliefs about one's own childhood. I do not see an easy contradiction here."
"I think he’s saying he is depressed because he can’t actually remember what that good childhood felt like," stated another user.
A comment claimed, "God it's so hard bc I experience the same thing. It's the feeling of having just spawned in predamaged. How sad it is that you can't remember being innocent."
Meanwhile, Michael accompanied his son Kohberger on a cross-country road trip just weeks after the quadruple homicide. The father-son duo traveled together in the 2000-mile journey back to his family home in Scranton, Pennsylvania from Moscow, Idaho.
The suspect was reportedly spotted with his father in a white Hyundai Elantra that police were searching for, including at a car maintenance shop in Pennsylvania on December 16. However, it is still unknown if the father was aware of the murder of the four students.
A statement released by Kohberger's family read, "We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family, we will love and support our son and brother. First and foremost, we care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children. There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for them."
"We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions," the family said, adding, "We respect privacy in this matter as our family and the families suffering a loss can move forward through the legal process," reported TMZ.
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