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'Is taking human life OK?': Bryan Kohberger's mom wrote AGAINST Ted Bundy's death penalty in 1989 column

Kohberger's family extended their sympathies to the victims' families and swore to support Kohberger's innocence in a statement after his arrest
Bryan Kohberger's mother found it distasteful that people celebrated Ted Bundy's death after his execution (YouTube/Inside Edition, Monroe County Correctional Facility)
Bryan Kohberger's mother found it distasteful that people celebrated Ted Bundy's death after his execution (YouTube/Inside Edition, Monroe County Correctional Facility)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, the suspect arrested and charged with the horrible stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students — Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin — appeared in court on Tuesday, January 3. Since his arrest there has been a downpour of theories and speculations about him and his family across the Internet. Recently, a new nugget of information has been shared about Kohberger's family, specifically his mother. 

A Twitter user shared crucial details about Kohbeger's mother, Maryann Kohberger, because she wrote a column about Ted Bundy. The Twitter user shared the photo of the suspect along with an article clipping. In a 1989 Daily News column titled, 'Cheering the hearse Brooklyn,' Mary Ann Kohberger wrote about Ted Bundy's execution.


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Her column reads, "Perhaps one of the saddest commentaries on mankind was evident during the execution of Theodore Bundy. While no sane, compassionate individual would excuse the atrocities committed by this man, neither would any sane individual applaud the passing of his funeral hearse. What have we become? Is the taking of a human life acceptable when the state takes responsibility for it?"

Many Internet users have shared the old column on social media. Agreeing with Maryann, one person said, "The death of any individual is nothing to celebrate ever. However, the state has a responsibility to protect its citizens. Let's not forget Bundy escapes from prison twice & committed more murders while he was loose. So yes, the death penalty with a solid case is something I find acceptable & necessary but I find no pleasure in it being done."  Another one wrote, "Well to be fair I think cheering when somone get executed is not appropriate- especially when we could have learned so much more from bundy."

Calling Maryann's statement "epic" and pointing out the arrest of her own son for killing the four Idaho students, one retweeted, "Idaho suspect's mother making comment on Ted Bundy's execution. This story is becoming epic." Asking for compassion towards the serial killer's parents, another Internet user said, "Meh. I find Ted Bundy to be the definition of repulsive but I'm against the death penalty and cheering of the death of any human. Let's leave the parents out of this, they are also victims of their son." 





Ever since the Idaho murders on November 13, the Internet has been buzzing with rumors and half-truths. And ever since Bryan Kohberger was arrested as the suspect, the speculation has extended to figuring out the man behind the gruesome killings. Several stories are currently floating on the interweb about Kohberger's family but none of them are verifiable, including this latest bit of information about Maryann Kohberger's column about Ted Bundy's execution by the state.

Kohberger's family statement 

Following his detention, Kohberger's family extended their sympathies to the victims' families but also swore to support Kohberger's innocence. His family stated, "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," before adding, "We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family, we will love and support our son and brother." They further stated that they had fully cooperated with law police in their efforts to "seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions," as reported by ABC News.