Just months before the Idaho murders, Bryan Kohberger “broke into a co-worker’s home” for “power and dominance.”
IDAHO murder suspect Bryan Kohberger reportedly broke into a co-worker’s home before brutally stabbing four college students.
The 28-year-old suspect, who was then a graduate student in criminology at Washington State University, allegedly entered the home to exercise “power and dominance” over the woman, according to a former FBI agent.
Kohberger reportedly became friends with the colleague at his college just months before he allegedly killed four University of Idaho students — Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, in November ) – in a house off campus killed 2022.
After developing a relationship with the woman, Kohberger allegedly broke into her home and moved things, but did not steal anything. NBC’s Dateline reports.
The woman then asked Kohberger to install a video surveillance system, which Dateline said he could now have accessed remotely since he knew her WiFi password.
“I’m assuming he orchestrated the whole thing, he didn’t necessarily see her as a potential victim,” former FBI profiler Greg Cooper told the network.
“But he arranged for her to come to him and he can help her.
“It’s another level of power, domination and control over another person,” Cooper said.
Cooper said Kohberger could then play the hero card.
“The heroic image he can portray — you have that problem. I’m here to solve the problem for you and make it better for you,” he explained.
Kohberger was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday in connection with the gruesome murders of the four University of Idaho students.
He will appear in Latah District Court Idahoon Monday, where he will file a plea bargain against him on counts of burglary and four felonies of murder.
Although it is not known how Kohberger will proceed, his lawyer has previously indicated that the suspect is hoping for exoneration and will be presumed innocent.
Kohbeger has been in jail in Idaho since his arrest at his parents’ home in Monroe County. Pennsylvaniaon December 30, 2022, in connection with the deaths of the college students
According to investigators, in the early morning hours of November 13, 2022, Kohberger sneaked into the three-story house undetected through a sliding glass door.
The 28-year-old then allegedly brutally stabbed Madison and Kaylee in a second-story bedroom, and subsequently killed Xana and Ethan in a third-story room.