Bryan Kohberger Was Having 'Intimate Meetings' With Police Before Murders

Bryan Kohberger Was Having 'Intimate Meetings' With Police Before Murders

Kohberger was interviewed for a research assistant position with the Pullman Police Department seven months before the November 13 killings.

He had an online meeting with the then chief of the department, Gary Jenkins, according to emails obtained by The New York Times.

Kohberger sent Jenkins an email on April 12, 2022, expressing excitement about the research assistantship and looking forward to hearing from Jenkins.

The emails indicate that Kohberger was competing with three other candidates for the job, but it is not clear if he was ultimately hired.

The job was a "graduate research assistantship" created by the university to support local police departments and was set to begin on August 22.

Kohberger lived in Pullman, Washington, which is located about 10 miles from Moscow, Idaho where the murders were committed.

The four students were found stabbed to death in a rental home in Moscow on November 13.

Kohberger was arrested at his parents' home in Pennsylvania on December 30 and charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary.

Kohberger has yet to enter a plea to the charges and a five-day preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin on June 26.