Bryan Kohberger’s family struggles financially as sisters FIRED from jobs despite not visiting him in prison

Bryan Kohberger’s family struggles financially as sisters FIRED from jobs despite not visiting him in prison
Suspect Bryan Kohberger's sister Amanda has lost her job following the Idaho murders (MontAltoFilmProject/YouTube and Monroe County Correctional Facility via Getty Images)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The family of Bryan Kohberger, the 28-year-old criminology student charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students -- Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 -- are having a financial crisis. Kohberger’s older sister, Melissa, and the younger one, Amanda, are both jobless while his parents, Michael Kohberger Jr, 67, and Maryann Kohberger, 62, are retired.

According to The Sun, Melissa is a mental health therapist in New Jersey while Amanda has worked as an actress. She played the role of Lori in the 2011 movie 'Two Days Back,' that shows a group of students being stabbed to death with knives and other weapons, in eerie similarities to the Idaho murders. The film's director, Kevin Boon, was in shock when he learnt that Bryan is Amanda's brother. He said during an interview with the New York Post, "You’re f—king kidding me, her brother is that guy? Goddamn, man, holy cow." And added, "I remember her well. I directed the movie, wrote the movie, I cast her. She is a lovely woman, who was very nice. I liked her a lot.” However, New York Post suggested that Amanda started working as a licensed school counselor in Pennsylvania but now reportedly has been fired from her job, states The Sun.


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News Nation's Brian Entin said, "They are in a very, very bad shape financially right now, especially now that the sisters are unemployed." And added, "the family has not visited Kohberger in jail."

Public statement by Bryan Kohberger's family

However, on January 1, 2023, after Kohberger got charged with the murders on December 30, 2022, the family spoke for the first time and said, "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 will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother," TMZ reported.


They added, "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. We respect privacy in this matter as our family and the families suffering loss can move forward through the legal process."

Faces four counts of murder

Kohberger, who graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania in May 2022 with a master of arts in criminal justice and was a PhD student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, was arrested last year by the FBI and Pennsylvania State Police. He was ordered to be held without bail and faces four counts of first-degree murder for the brutal stabbings. He has not yet entered a plea and is awaiting a preliminary hearing in late June.

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 Bryan Kohberger’s sisters lose jobs over ties to accused Idaho killer