Quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger once bragged of his physical prowess and his skills with a knife, which he claimed he learned while cutting fish, in a job application to become a security guard.
Kohberger, 28, was applying for a job in the Pleasant Valley School District in Pennsylvania in 2015, reports Fox News. He mentioned in the application his year of youth law enforcement training while in high school.
Although Kohberger claimed in his application that he ‘cut fish to the specifications of the customer’, his former boss said he’d lasted just three weeks on the job and he never got to the stage where he learned to fillet fish.
The murder suspect also said that he ‘boxed after school every day’.
According to the application, Kohberger also wished to be considered for the roles of janitor and courier within the district.
Kohberger was arrested late last year and charged with burglary and four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the slayings of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin at a rental home near the University of Idaho campus.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, pictured in high school while he participated in a youth law enforcement training program
Kohberger said that he lost 130 pounds while in high school thanks to his physical routine of boxing and running
Chapin, second from right, was killed along with Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and his girlfriend Xana Kernodle, 20
Criminology student Bryan Kohberger, 28, has been charged in their deaths. It is unclear if he will face the death penalty
The Nov. 13, 2022, killings stunned the rural community of Moscow and prompted many students to leave campus early, switching to remote learning for the remainder of the semester.
Kohberger was a graduate student studying criminology at nearby Washington State University when the University of Idaho students were killed, but prosecutors have not released any information about how they believe he may have chosen the victims or whether he had met any of them previously.
Kohberger mentions two previous roles in his security guard job application, working at the Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes in 2011 and at the meat counter at BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2015.
The murder suspect went on to say that he had experience working with his father as a maintenance worker on pipes and air conditioners.
Kohberger brags about losing 130 lbs while in high school, crediting boxing and running with the weight loss. Another skill listed by Kohberger is that of being an ‘extemporaneous speaker,’ competitive improvisational public speaking.
‘I lost 130 lbs at age 15 into age 16 whilst attending school at PVHS and MCTI. I believe this is proof that I have the required dedication to be successful,’ he wrote according to the Fox News Digital report.
He got the job, beginning as a ‘casual security guard,’ before being promoted to ‘part time security guard.’
Another skill listed by Kohberger in his job application is that of being an ‘extemporaneous speaker,’ competitive improvisational public speaking
In June 2021, Kohberger resigned from his role at the school. ‘I understand that if I do not resign, I have a right to a school board hearing to determine if I should be dismissed from employment with the School District,’ he wrote in the letter. The exact circumstances around his resignation are not public.
The Fox report says that Kohberger was suspended for one day without pay because of an issue with his clearance.
In June 2018, Kohberger, along with two of his colleagues, saved the life of another colleague who suffered a medical emergency at the school, reported the Pocono Record at the time.
Kohberger’s boss at the Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes previously told Fox that the former Washington State University student never used a knife during his time working there.
‘When kids come in here, their jobs are to keep the place clean, pick up paper all day long, help customers catch fish, fix poles, and then we try to train them how to fillet fis. And if they get good at it, then they can fillet customers’ fish.’
He said that Kohberger never got to that point because he left the job after just three weeks.
Last month, Kohberger declined to enter pleas in Latah County District Court, with his defense attorney Anne Taylor telling the judge that they were going to ‘stand silent’ at this time.
In response, 2nd District Judge John Judge entered not guilty pleas on Kohberger’s behalf.
It’s uncommon but not unheard of for defendants to ‘stand silent’ in criminal cases. Sometimes it is done because defendants and their attorneys feel they need more time to weigh the ramifications of entering a plea of guilty or not guilty; other times it can be part of a broader legal strategy or simply a defendant’s personal choice.
Kohberger declined to waive his right to a speedy trial, so the judge scheduled it to begin Oct. 2. It’s still possible that the trial, expected to last six weeks, could be delayed or moved to a different location.
Police released few details about the investigation until after Kohberger was arrested at his parents’ home in eastern Pennsylvania early Dec. 30, 2022.
Court documents detailed how police pieced together DNA evidence, cellphone data and surveillance video that they say links Kohberger to the slayings.
Investigators said traces of DNA found on a knife sheath inside the home where the students were killed matches Kohberger, and that a cellphone belonging to Kohberger was near the victims’ home on a dozen occasions prior to the killings.
A white sedan allegedly matching one owned by Kohberger was caught on surveillance footage repeatedly cruising past the rental home around the time of the killings.
Kernodle, Chapin, Mogen and Goncalves were friends and members of the university’s Greek system, and the three women lived together in the rental home just across the street from campus. Chapin — Kernodle’s boyfriend — was there visiting on the night of the attack.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson now has 60 days to inform the court whether he will seek the death penalty in the case.
The small courtroom was packed for the arraignment, with some members of the news media and other onlookers lining up outside three hours before the proceeding was set to begin, Boise television station KTVB reported. Family members of Goncalves were among those who attended, one of them weeping as the charges were read.
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