Internet wonders if Bryan Kohberger faced 'challenges' staying on his own after 'overprotective' parents

Internet wonders if Bryan Kohberger faced 'challenges' staying on his own after 'overprotective' parents
Bryan Kohberger's father Michael helped him drive from Idaho to Philadelphia after the murders (Photo by Ted S. Warren - Pool/Getty Images, Indiana State Police)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, 28, the sole suspect for the murders of four University of Idaho students was arrested on December 30 at his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania, more than 2,500 miles away from the town of Moscow. Since, then a lot of details have emerged linking Kohberger to the killings, mostly from the probable cause affidavit that was released on January 5. The affidavit revealed that Kohberger was in the area of the murders at least 12 times before the killings and that the suspect left behind a knife sheath at the crime scene with his DNA on it. The accused was also ‘seen’ by one of the survivors, Dylan Mortensen. The internet users are now wondering whether Kohberger had lived away from his parents, mother MaryAnn Kohberger and father Michael Kohberger, prior to residing in his Pullman, Washington apartment, and whether Kohberger's parents were 'overprotective'.

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In the early hours of November 13, four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death, in their off-campus rental home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger, a PhD student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the neighboring Washington State University, was charged seven weeks later. On January 12, Kohberger appeared in court and waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.

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A Reddit user questioned whether Kohberger was away from his parents' home "for the first time". "First time away from home? It just occurred to me. Had BK ever lived away from his parents before this? Had he spent his first 27+ years of life living at home?" wrote the user.

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A reddit user questioned whether Kohberger was away from his parents' home "for the first time" (@u/Zpinarello/Reddit)

Another user believed that this would explain why "a person with no criminal record would suddenly commit his first crime at 28". "It could go a long way in explaining how/why a person with no criminal record would suddenly commit what (as far as we know) would be his first crime at age 28. It would be easier to believe that if he was suddenly living with a new degree of freedom of movement," wrote the user.

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A user believed that this would explain why
A user believed that this would explain why "a person with no criminal record would suddenly commit his first crime at 28" (@Holiday_Pool_9817/Reddit)

A user agreed and alleged that Kohberger had "overprotective parents". "Similar to my thoughts. Perhaps over protective Parents or first taste of being on his own and it wasn’t working out how he expected," wrote the user. A user further suggested that Kohberger is "neurodivergent" and that his mother "was very overprotective."

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"He was homeschooled until junior high. In my sketchy profile, based on comments from those who knew him, he is neurodivergent and as the youngest ("the baby" as he was referred as), mother was very overprotective which would have influenced his development and being socially awkward (among his other issues that resulted from the biopsychosocial influences that contributed to his numerous challenges)," they wrote.

A user alleged that Kohberger had
A user alleged that Kohberger had "overprotective parents" (@Zpinarello/Reddit)

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A user further suggested that Kohberger is
A user further suggested that Kohberger is "neurodivergent" and that his mother "was very overprotective" (@LPCcrimesleuth/Reddit)

However, several users do not believe that Kohberger's parents were 'overprotective'. "Still living at home at his age doesn’t have to automatically mean overprotective. So many millennials still live with their parents because they can’t afford to live on their own," wrote a user. "Over protective parents? you kidding me? Have you seen his sister's twitter account? How about the movie she starred? Or Bryan's gangster rap songs? They probably had no clue what the kids were into," added another.

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A user believes that "Still living at home at his age doesn’t have to automatically mean overprotective" (@extracted-venom/Reddit)

 

A user does not believe that Kohberger's parents were 'overprotective' (@benitos1/Reddit)
A user does not believe that Kohberger's parents were 'overprotective' (@benitos1/Reddit)

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