The University of Idaho community is still in shock.
Four undergraduate students were senselessly murdered in their home.
And the Idaho quadruple murder suspect interviewed for one job that will leave you speechless.
After weeks of investigation and speculation, the police arrested Bryan Kohberger for the murders of University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20.
Kohberger was identified through various means of video and forensic evidence, and one of the nearby police departments that aided in Kohberger’s arrest had interviewed him for a job seven months before the murders.
Kohberger, a PhD student in criminology at Washington State University in Pullman, interviewed with Pullman Chief of Police Gary Jenkins about an internship position.
On April 12, 2022, Kohberger wrote to Jenkins in an email, “It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety.”
Chief Jenkins replied, “Great to meet and talk with you as well.”
Kohberger was one of four candidates for the job, but the city of Pullman declined to divulge whether or not he got the position.
The job started on August 22nd, and the murders occurred on November 13th.
The job posting for the position stated that research assistants were to “coordinate activities with their respective police department.”
According to The New York Times, those activities “included database design, management, analysis of agency data, report writing, grant writing and providing supervision to undergraduate research assistants.”
It’s chilling to think that Kohberger might’ve had that kind of access.
The Times added that “[i]n the days before the killings, one classmate recalled, Mr. Kohberger had been highly engaged in a discussion about forensics, DNA and other evidence that prosecutors use to win convictions. In the days after the killings, records show, he was still grading papers in his job as a teaching assistant.”
The murders were particularly jarring because the town of Moscow, Idaho had not had a murder in seven years.
Kohberger said through his lawyer that he expects to be exonerated, but thus far, the evidence against him is overwhelming.
Between DNA evidence, surveillance cameras, and cell phone data, it’s going to be hard for Kohberger to prove that he was not the one who committed the grisly murders.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.