Murder of 4 Idaho students Suspect interviewed shortly before murder

Murder of 4 Idaho students: Suspect interviewed shortly before murder for police job

The man accused of stabbing four college students in Idaho last November had been interviewing with the Pullman, Washington, police department in the months leading up to the killings.

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Email exchanges obtained by The New York Times show that on April 12, 2022, Bryan Kohberger sent the then police chief a message with the subject “Thank you” after his interview for a research assistant position.

“Chief Jenkins, it was my pleasure to meet you today and share my insights and enthusiasm for the Public Safety Research Assistant position. Hope to hear from you soon,” the suspect wrote in the email, which was seen by the New York Times.

Former police chief Gary Jenkins confirmed to People that he met Bryan Kohberger “during an interview for a position as a doctoral-level research assistant in public safety at the Pullman Police Department.”

However, he declined to confirm to People whether or not the man accused of the murders got the job “due to restrictions imposed by the court’s publication ban.”

At the time of the emails, in April 2022, Bryan Kohberger was completing a master’s degree from DeSales University in Pennsylvania, People reports.

He then moved to the city of Pullman, Washington, where he began his doctorate in criminology and criminal justice at Washington State University in August 2022.