Idaho college murders: Student who had Bryan Kohberger as TA in criminology class describes abrupt behavior change after stabbings

Moscow, Idaho — We learn more about the 28-year-old graduate student who was charged with the brutal murder of four University of Idaho students while they slept.

Brian Christopher Koberger faces four counts of first-degree murder after being arrested Friday in Pennsylvania, thousands of miles from the scene of the crime.

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Kohberger is a graduate student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. The Idaho murder suspect had completed his first semester as a doctoral student in the school’s criminal justice program in early December.

A student at Washington State University, who was currently taking Koberger as a TA in a criminology class, explored Koberger’s personality in class and how his behavior changed after the murders in Idaho. is clarified.

Hayden Stinchfield told CNN, “It was absolutely disgusting and absolutely shocking to learn that this person who was grading my paper was said to be this horrific murderer.” said.

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Although his interactions with Coberger were limited to the lecture room, he said his grading style was “pretty demanding.”

“He would have judged you by what he ultimately called ‘higher standards,'” Stinchfield said. It was that he was evaluating us as he would evaluate himself as a student of .

In fact, Professor Stinchfield said his professor allowed students to discuss better grades at some point during the semester in order to gain “courtroom experience.”

“He brought Brian in and said, ‘Okay, let’s go to him,'” Stinchfield said. “And he put Brian on his feet, and some sided with him because they wanted to keep their grades high…but for the most part, half of the 150-person class had these truths. I was just asking important questions to

“It wasn’t yelling or anything like that, but it was definitely confrontational,” Stinchfield added.

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Brian Coberger

Monroe County Correctional Facility

The murder occurred about a month before winter break, and Stinchfield said his scoring style suddenly changed.

“Around that time, he started rating everyone out of 100,” he said. “If you submitted something, you were getting high marks, but he stopped leaving notes.”

Stinchfield described his behavior after the murder as “crazy”, noting that he looked “ill-groomed” and had grown facial hair.

“The previous mental preconceived notion that we were aware of was that he didn’t really seem to want to be there, and that was the best thing ever,” Stinchfield said. It didn’t look like it was.”

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