'Wish this kid wasn't asleep': Internet claims Ethan Chapin could've beaten Bryan Kohberger, saved others

'Wish this kid wasn't asleep': Internet claims Ethan Chapin could've beaten Bryan Kohberger, saved others
A Reddit user floated a theory that Ethan Chapin could have beaten Bryan Kohberger and saved the others if he was not asleep or passed out (Photo by Ted S. Warren - Pool/Getty Images; xanakernodle, kayleegoncalves/Instagram)

This article is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

MOSCOW, IDAHO: Now that 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger, the main suspect in the murders of the University of Idaho students, has been apprehended, people have been floating new theories about the PhD student. Kohberger is currently on trial for the murders of Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves.

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A new theory, which is unproven and arbitrary, on the Internet about the murders claimed that the killer may not have escpaed had Chapin been awake. A person posted the said theory on Reddit.

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The user wrote, "RIP. Wish this kid wasn't asleep or passed out cuz I bet he could've handled this Kohberger nerd, but he probably had no idea what was happening until it was too late."

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Another user wrote, "Not to be rude.. but I doubt it. But if everyone was awake and sober maybe together they would’ve been able to escape and call the police or other help."

Another user expressed thier grief and wrote, "The only solace is that they died with their lovers - they did not die alone and they did not experience having one of them survive- having to live through life with a memory of loss that massive would be unendurable - that is the only way I can handle what came of their fate - like it was ordained."

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How was Bryan Kohberger arrested?

On December 30, 2022, Kohberger was apprehended outside his parents' home. However, law enforcement are yet to establish a link between Kohberger and the murders. Authorities reportedly recovered his DNA from the crime scene and found a match by searching through his parents' garbage bin. He has entered a not-guilty plea and is awaiting his trial, which will happen on January 12. The judge has issued a gag order in this case. According to sources, Latah County Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall has ordered that neither the investigators nor the attorneys on either side discuss the case publicly.

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What does Bryan Kohberger's arrest affidavit say? 

The affidavit reportedly stated that Kohberger's phone was tracked near the off-campus house 12 times before the murders. After the murders, his phone reportedly pinged once near the crime scene.

According to affidavit released, the survivor, Dylan Mortensen, told authorities that she saw the masked assailant leave the house and overheard him telling his victims, "I'm going to help you," before stabbing them to death.  As she stood in the "frozen shock phase," she saw "a figure wrapped in black attire and a mask that covered the person's mouth and nose approaching towards her."

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Mortensen reported the figure as "5'10" or taller, male, not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows." The suspect then walked past her to the house's sliding glass door in the back. She then claimed to have locked herself in her room, as reported by MEAWW.

This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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