IDAHO murders suspect Bryan Kohberger allegedly broke into a female colleague’s home before he brutally stabbed four college students.
The 28-year-old suspect, who was a PhD student in criminology at Washington State University at the time, allegedly invaded the home to exert “power and domination” over the woman, according to an ex-FBI agent.
Kohberger reportedly befriended the female 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 an off-campus home in November 2022.
After forming a relationship with the woman, Kohberger allegedly broke into her apartment and moved things around, but didn’t steal anything, NBC’s Dateline reports.
The woman then asked Kohberger to install a video surveillance system, which authorities now believe he, knowing her Wi-Fi password, could have accessed remotely, according to Dateline.
“I would expect that he orchestrated the whole thing, he was not looking at her as a potential victim necessarily,” ex-FBI profiler Greg Cooper told the network.
“But he orchestrated it so that she would come to him and that he would be able to help her.
“It is another level of power and domination and control over another person,” said Cooper.
Cooper said that Kohberger could then play the hero card.
“The hero image that he can portray — you’ve got this problem I’m here to solve the problem for you and to make it better for you,” he explained.
Kohberger was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday in connection to the grisly slayings of the four University of Idaho students.
He will appear in Latah County Court in Idaho, on Monday, where he will enter a plea to the burglary and four felony murder charges against him.
While it’s unknown how Kohberger will plea, his lawyer has previously suggested that the suspect hopes to be exonerated and should be presumed innocent.
Kohbeger has been held in an Idaho jail since he was arrested at his parent’s house in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, on December 30, 2022, in connection to the college students’ deaths
During the early morning hours of November 13, 2022, investigators said Kohberger sneaked into the three-floor house undetected via a sliding glass door.
The 28-year-old then allegedly brutally stabbed Madison and Kaylee to death in a second-floor bedroom, and proceeded to kill Xana and Ethan in a third-floor room.