According to an episode of NBC‘s “Dateline,” Bryan Kohberger, the accused murderer of four University of Idaho students, allegedly engaged in a disturbing incident involving a female colleague.
It is reported that Kohberger broke into the woman’s apartment and rearranged items as part of a manipulative scheme to control and deceive her.
Kohberger, 28 years old, had developed a friendship with the co-ed during their time at Washington State University, just months before the tragic murders of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin in November.
The incident in question involved Kohberger infiltrating the woman’s apartment without stealing anything but intentionally disrupting her belongings.
This calculated move played into Kohberger’s plan, as the woman subsequently asked him to help install a video surveillance system. Authorities now suspect that he may have gained remote access to the system using her Wi-Fi password, exploiting the trust she had placed in him.
Experts, including former FBI profiler Greg Cooper, believe that Kohberger orchestrated the situation to exert power, domination, and control over the woman.
The NBC special also revealed that Kohberger had purchased a K-Bar knife and sheath prior to relocating to Washington and enrolling at the university.
Following an indictment by a Grand Jury, Kohberger is set to face trial for the murders. He is expected to enter a plea in the coming week.