Some media outlets were skeptical of the account. “The shocking behavior is a departure from previous descriptions of the PhD student at Washington State University,” the New York Post reported. “Past professors and classmates called him awkward and highly intelligent.” The Post reported it was unable to confirm Cipollina’s account with jail officials or attorneys involved with the case. Some social media posts speculated the behavior, if true, might be an attempt to make a case for an insanity plea.
Accused Idaho murderer taunts guards and exposes himself as he sits in jail https://t.co/CbrNT0v48y— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) January 3, 2023
Kohberger is accused of the Nov. 13 stabbing deaths of University of Idaho students Madison Mogen and Kaylee Gonçalves, both 21, as well as Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, both 20, as they slept in a house near the campus. Authorities arrested him Friday at his parents’ home in Effort, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles north of Allentown, according to The New York Times. He has been charged in Idaho with four counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bail in Pennsylvania, according to the report. An extradition hearing was scheduled for Tuesday. If convicted, Kohberger could face the death penalty, according to The Daily Beast. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The makings of an insanity plea by Bryan Kohberger??? https://t.co/3PtrfsvBeE— Jackie R (@Cittadino1914) January 3, 2023