The Washington State University Ph.D. student charged in the Idaho slayings continued his studies after the murders — and was even present during a class discussion on the quadruple homicide, according to a classmate.
Bryan Kohberger, who was normally a quiet student, seemed more animated after the Nov. 13 killings of four University of Idaho students — except when they were the topic of conversation in one of his criminal justice classes, his classmate BK Norton, told The Post.
During that discussion, Kohberger chillingly remained “quiet and deadpan” Norton recalled.
Norton said they discussed just how “the murders had taken place and how it was crazy that they had no information, and that we hoped we were all safe.”
“I don’t believe he had any reaction,” Norton said. “We had quite a long conversation in class about it too. I don’t believe I remember him commenting about it at all.”
Norton, who shared four classes with the alleged killer this past semester, was shocked when they learned about Kohberger’s arrest.
“Little did we know the murderer was among us,” Norton said.
“I’m still in shock! I didn’t think Bryan was capable of this,” Norton said.
Kohberger completed his first semester in the criminal justice program earlier this month, the university said Friday. Norton said Kohberger was bright and had a keen interest in forensic psychology.
Norton said they did not believe that Kohberger had decided what his doctorate dissertation would be about.
Kohberger was arrested early Friday morning at his parents’ home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania — over 2,500 miles away from where the murders occurred in Moscow, Idaho.
He’s charged with four counts of first degree murder in the violent stabbing deaths of Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20 and Madison Mogen, 21.
Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies executed a search warrant at his on-campus housing at WSU on Friday.