Internet shocked as Bryan Kohberger's neighbor reveals he told him Idaho murders were 'crime of passion'

Internet shocked as Bryan Kohberger's neighbor reveals he told him Idaho murders were 'crime of passion'
Bryan Kohberger has been accused of fatally stabbing Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin (Ted S. Warren - Pool/Getty Images, kayleegoncalves/Instagram, @xanakernodle/Instagram)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: A neighbor of Bryan Kohberger has revealed that the suspect spoke to him about the University of Idaho murders days after the students were killed. The 28-year-old allegedly slaughtered Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, in their off-campus three-story rented home on November 13, 2022. All the students were stabbed to death. Kohberger was eventually arrested in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, on December 30. 

"He brought it up in conversation," Kohberger's neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told CBS News. "[He] asked if I had heard about the murders, which I did. And then he said, 'Yeah, seems like they have no leads. Seems like it was a crime of passion.'" The neighbor added, "At the time of our conversation, it was only a few days after it happened so there wasn't much details out." Kohberger is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the students.


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Discussing Kohberberger talking about the murders with his neighbor, a social media user said on Reddit, "So he chose to speak to maybe 1 neighbor about it, like braggingly about the pd not having leads. What a twit KB is". "Ted bundy talked about the chi omega murders the next day and said it seems like a inside job," one user compared. One said, "It's wild that he said this the DAY after and made a comment about how there is no leads. Did he think he got away with it because the arrest wasn't instant? Very interesting....I wonder what else was said in their conversation or what his demeanor was like, if eh was excited or trying to seeem worried."

"Yeah well that blows the former classmate theory out of the water saying he was quiet on their discussions about it. He obviously wasn’t avoiding it, if he brought it up to a neighbour," said a user, to which one replied, "maybe harder to fake it in a grad class setting (those can often have a small group of students and be 3hrs long, plus they are all studying to be experts in crim so could be risky to discuss)."

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