The man accused of killing four college students in Idaho by stabbing them last November was interviewing for a job with the Pullman, Wash., police department in the months before murders.
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Email exchanges obtained by The New York Times reveal that Bryan Kohberger sent a message to the then police chief on April 12, 2022, with the subject line “Thank you,” after his interview for a job as research assistant.
“Chief Jenkins, it was a great pleasure to meet with 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 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 for Public Safety at the police department of Pullman”.
He, however, declined to confirm to People whether or not the man accused of the murders got the job “due to restrictions imposed in the court-issued publication ban.
At the time of the emails, in April 2022, Bryan Kohberger was completing a master’s degree at Desales University in Pennsylvania, People reports.
He then moved to the town of Pullman, Washington, where he began a doctorate in criminology and criminal law at Washington State University in August 2022.