'He had his life in order': Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger's teacher wishes to have saved this 'good kid'
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, 28, 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, one of which included his former high school teacher.
Kohberger’s teacher at Pleasant Valley High School, who was not named, told The Daily Beast that he was a "good kid" and "never in major trouble." She said that when she taught him in 11th and 12th grade, Kohberger was "passionate about criminal justice." She claimed she was sickened by Kohberger's alleged misdeeds and questioned whether there was anything she could have done to help him or stop him from taking a dangerous turn.
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"He was just a regular 12th grader, had a few friends, was a good student," the teacher said. "I thought he would become a police officer or correctional officer. He liked to watch movies about police, and ask me the next day if I’d seen it. It was more than a hobby for him, he was always asking questions," she said. "He liked school, got good grades, did well at vo-tech, had friends, and a plan to go to school for criminal justice," she added. "He had his life in order," the teacher further added.
Kohberger, a resident of Pullman, Washington, was pursuing a PhD in criminology at the Washington State University. He was attending classes and finishing his semester at Washington State University, while the Moscow police were desperately looking for the suspect of the Idaho murders. 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'.
Slain victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, were stabbed to death at their off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho on November 13. Kohberger was apprehended in Scranton where the Pennsylvania State Police arrested him early morning on December 30. The police confirmed that his DNA matched the crime scene and that they had been on his tail days before bringing him in. Kohberger was detained and charged with four charges of first-degree murder and felony burglary.The arrest marks a long-awaited development and a startling turn of events after police bungled the initial phases of the investigation labeling the killings "targeted" but later admitting they lacked a murder weapon, a motive, a suspect, and a clear explanation for why the group was killed so brutally.