Brian Coberger’s behavior changed markedly after four University of Idaho students were murdered, a former classmate revealed.
Benjamin Roberts, a fellow graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, told NewsNation:
“Brian seemed to be on the edge of a knife edge between fatigue and exhaustion. At the time, it was very difficult to tell which was which.”
But at their off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13, Cary Gonsalves, 21, Madison Morgen, 21, Xana Carnodol, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin Koberger’s behavior changed markedly after he was accused of murdering a 20-year-old.
“He seems to have gotten a little talkative later in the semester,” a fellow criminal justice doctoral student told NewsNation.
However, he said he doesn’t recall Koberger specifically speaking out about the shocking crimes that rocked the University of Idaho community.
Roberts said Coberger showed no signs of constant fatigue prior to the killing. Because it seemed to be in line with the way many graduate students behave during a tough academic life.
He described the suspect as an awkward person.
“He had to make sure he knew he was smart, that he had the intellectual capacity,” Roberts told the outlet.
He is also uneasy that his former classmate is the one who has become a suspect.
“There’s something heavy about it,” said Roberts.
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Coberger, 28, was arrested Friday at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania and will soon be extradited to Idaho after waiving his right to an extradition hearing.
Once he appears in court in Idaho, authorities can legally release his affidavit of probable cause.
The murder weapon, which appears to be a large knife, has not been found.
Coberger, who faces four first-degree murder charges, said he was “eager to be cleared of these charges and look forward to resolving these issues as quickly as possible.” ‘s public defender, Jason Lover, said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Washington State University released a statement regarding the arrest of the Ph.D. student.
“Washington State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is outraged that one of its graduate students has committed a horrific act,” the department wrote on its website.
“We are relieved that justice has been served. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims,” he added.