Brian Kohberger told cops ‘its really sad’ what happened to student victims according to police extraditing him and other observations as the psychological profile of an alleged murderer becomes increasingly apparent.
Part of a performance or an attempt from falling to the abyss? The PdD student accused of brutally stabbing four University of Idaho students to death told cops it was ‘really sad what happened to’ the victims, according to a report.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, made the comment to officers as he was being extradited from Pennsylvania to Idaho last week, according to a police source who spoke to People.
The source who was involved in the extradition process told the outlet that the murder suspect didn’t speak directly about the students’ murders, but did comment on their tragic fates.
‘He did say, ‘It’s really sad what happened to them,’ but he didn’t say anything more,’ the source said. ‘He’s smarter than that.’
The source also told the outlet that the PhD criminology student ‘seemed really nervous.’
Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Watkins joined KUSI and speculated as to what Bryan Kohberger’s attorney’s defense will be.
The suspect is alleged to have stabbed four Idaho college students to death. Could he plead insanity?
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 6, 2023
Relishing in the afterglow of the almost perfect murder?
‘He was narrating to himself everything that was happening,’ the source said. ‘At one point, he was saying something to himself like ‘I’m fine, this is okay.’ Like he was reassuring himself that this whole thing wasn’t awful.’
Kohberger was arrested on Dec. 30 and charged with four counts of murder and one count of felony burglary for the Nov. 13 stabbing deaths of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.
Two other students who lived in the house and were home at the time were unharmed, although one surviving roommate recalled coming across masked murderer which left her frozen in fear. It wasn’t until another eight hours before Dylan Mortenson, 19 and Bethany Funke, 21, reached out to authorities – a state of affairs that continues to puzzle police.
Investigators have tied Kohberger to the slayings through his cellphone data, car make and model and DNA found on a knife sheath left at the scene.
Officials have not found any connections between Kohberger and his alleged victims or a motive. Nor have they recovered the murder weapon. State of affairs that might complicate prosecutors’ case which some legal scholars say is not a slam dunk case and will need to be airtight if the death penalty is sought.
However, phone data revealed that he had been in the area of the students’ home in Moscow, Idaho, at least a dozen times before they were slaughtered in their beds.
His phone pinged in the area at odd hours — all but one of the 12 times in the late evening or early morning.
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) January 2, 2023
PhD student studied crime, psychology, its effects before one day choosing to commit one?
Kohberger attended Washington State University Pullman, which is about 10 miles from the students’ home.
He is being held at the Latah County Jail in Idaho, away from other inmates for his own safety.
A source at the jail told People that he is adapting to his new living arrangement.
‘He keeps to himself, he’s away from the other prisoners,’ the source said. ‘But he will make small talk with the guards and seems to be getting used to the place.’
Kohberger made his first court appearance in the state last Thursday. He is set to return to court this Thursday for a pretrial hearing in a case that continues to grip the nation.