Melissa Kohberger: Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger’s sister wrote a poem about Uvalde massacre
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: A poem about the Uvalde school shooting was included in a letter that Bryan Christopher Kohberger's mother submitted to her local Pennsylvania newspaper last summer. Bryan, 28, was arrested early on Friday, December 30, in connection with the University of Idaho quadruple homicide. Melissa Kohberger, a mental health therapist in New Jersey, is Kohberger's sister and the author of the poem submitted by their mother.
Less than two weeks after the Uvalde shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 17 pupils and two teachers dead, the suspect's mother, MaryAnn Kohberger, 62, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, submitted a letter to The Pocono Record that was published on June 2. “As I sat this morning, reeling from yet another school shooting, I found myself wrestling with which actions need to be taken to stop all the madness,” the mother wrote. “What is the answer? Gun control measures? Mental health intervention? Then I received a message from my daughter who works as a mental health therapist in New Jersey. She shared a poem she had written, while in the greatest depths of despair. It shook me to my core, and I felt the need to share it:”
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In her poem which was obtained from The Pocono Record, Melissa, 31, wrote: “Bereft of their laughter, There is now not a sound, As we lower our children into the ground, Small hands and feet, Buried six feet deep into the earth of the world that failed them.” According to reports, Bryan was arrested by police and the FBI at his parents' Pennsylvania home at about 3 am on Friday, December 30. The student from Washington State University is being held without bail while awaiting extradition to Idaho to stand trial for murder. He also made an appearance in court on December 30.
Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chaplin and Xana Kernodle were all found brutally murdered in their home in Moscow, Idaho, on November 13. At the time of the deaths, two additional students were at home as well but they escaped unscathed. Moscow Police Department was working under immense pressure to find a suspect and make arrests related to the case which many feared would go unsolved. After rounding up different pieces of evidence, including the spotting of an unusual white Hyundai Elantra in the area, the FBI tracked down its whereabouts at the home of Bryan in Pennsylvania.