'He always wanted to fight': Bryan Kohberger was ‘aggressive’ in high school, pals recall his DEAD STARE
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Christopher Kohberger was arrested and taken into custody early morning on Friday, December 30, in connection to the murder of four University of Idaho students. Moscow Police revealed that his DNA connected him to the scene of the crime. Since his arrest, several people have come forward to talk about him and provide insight into his personality and such. Kohberger was a PhD student in Washington State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Now, a high school friend of Kohberger has claimed that by the end of their term, he became a violent person.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger took courses by the famed forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland. She has written 68 books including 'How to Catch a Killer', 'The Psychology of Death Investigations' and 'The Mind of a Murderer'. Nick Mcloughlin, of Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, has reacted to his school friend, Kohberger, being arrested and getting charged with four counts of murder in the first degree as well as felony burglary. Mcloughlin told The Daily Beast that they spent most of their days taking heating and air conditioning work classes at Monroe County’s vocational school. Mcloughlin said Kohberger was a "down to earth" person and overweight when they graduated junior year. However, their friendship severed after Kohberger's personality took a turn for the worse. He is accused of stabbing Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin to death on November 13.
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Bryan Kohberger's friends talk about change in personality
The suspect's friend from school explained that by the time senior year began, Kohberger was "thinner than a rail" and had developed an "aggressive" personality. Nick Mcloughlin said, "He was very leveled and somewhat imposing. There wasn’t much emotion displayed by him. He took care with how he spoke." But it changed and Kohberger took boxing lessons and he was eager to put those skills to use. Mcloughlin said, "He always wanted to fight somebody, he was bullying people. We started cutting him off from our friend group because he was 100 percent a different person." Mcloughlin said he remembered Kohberger's dead stare. The relationship between them flipped when Kohberger approached Mcloughlin's girlfriend. He recalled, "He (Kohberger) was, like, reaching out to her, saying, ‘I can get us a bottle and we hang out tonight.'"
Another person who remembers Kohberger from high school, Thomas Arntz, recalled him being a "bully" who would constantly point out "flaws and insecurities of others to distract himself from his own struggles with his weight. Arntz told the outlet, "He did that to me all the time. He would go after my intelligence. He would basically insinuate that I’m kind of slow-witted and that I’m forgetful and [that] I lack the intelligence to be his friend." Arntz’s sister, Casey, said that Kohberger checked himself into rehab after graduating. She uploaded a video on TikTok which was later shared on Twitter where she revealed she knew Kohberger for a long time. They attended a wedding together in 2017 and she said that Kohberger was a huge heroin addict in high school but had his life turning around. At the time, he was working on the security detail for a school.
This woman gives an account of Bryan Kohberger having a job in security detail at (some University) and that he was a junkie at one point. (Heroin)— Quaker Lady (@ladydigging) December 30, 2022
Very curious new tidbit. Wonder if he knew the house from long ago interactions? #IdahoStudentsSuspect #Idaho4 #idahohomicide pic.twitter.com/IlQm8t4GPO