Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger was expelled from a high school law enforcement program after girls complained about his behavior, one of his former teachers has revealed.
While Kohberger, 28, expressed his dreams of a career in law enforcement, his behavior made it clear that he would not end up becoming a police officer, according to Tanya Carmella-Beers, former administrator of the Monroe Career and Technical Institute.
Speaking on The Idaho Massacre podcast, Carmella-Beers said she was shocked after learning of Kohberger’s alleged crimes, but added that her arrest “made sense” given what she knew of his pass.
“It wasn’t going to be the end of the police academy for him,” she said. “It was going to be a little harder for him to get there.”
Carmella-Beers said Kohberger took the program “extremely seriously,” but was kicked out after a group of girls complained.
Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger was expelled from a high school law enforcement program after girls complained about his behavior.
Former Monroe Career and Technical Institute administrator Tanya Carmella-Beers said Kohberger’s arrest made “logical” given what she knew of his past.
Kohberger spoke about his dreams of a career in law enforcement, his behavior made it clear he wouldn’t end up becoming a cop, according to Carmella-Beers.
“A complaint was filed, and the professor pointed it out to me and was like, ‘You know, that’s not something we can have,'” she said on the podcast.
“An investigation had to be carried out. Other students were interviewed. Bryan was interviewed. And there comes a time when decisions have to be made, whether it’s the decision the student wants or not.
Carmella-Beers did not provide specifics, citing student privacy laws, but said “ultimately what got him removed from the program, when I think about it now, was sense”.
He faces four first-degree murder charges for the November 13 murders of Goncalves, 21, and his friends Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, in their off-campus home near the University of Idaho.
“The fact that he wanted to uphold the law more than anything else in the world, if you look at it from that perspective alone, not knowing what I know…you’d say, I’m so shocked,” explained the educator.
“In that respect, I am, but I know another little bit, which is the one that happened at school…so that makes sense.”
Kohberger transferred to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning field after being kicked out of the law enforcement program, but was dropped a year later.
(L to R) Roommates Dylan Mortensen, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen (on Kaylee’s shoulders) Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Bethany Funke
Kohberger was overweight and bullied at school, before losing 100 pounds
He was using his time in the law enforcement program as part of his resume when he applied for a part-time security guard at Mount Pleasant High School, where he was eventually forced to resign under unknown circumstances. .
Two of Kohberger’s high school friends, Casey Arntz and Bree, had previously said that Kohberger was overweight and had been bullied at school.
The alleged killer lost almost 100 pounds in his senior year after being the butt of jokes from his classmates – that’s when people noticed a change in him.
After losing weight, it was Kohberger who began bullying Arntz’s brother, putting him in chokeholds and becoming physically aggressive with him.
Bree said the “self-destructive” Kohberger also started using heroin.
As DailyMail.com previously reported, Kohberger has a history of behaviors that make others, especially women, uncomfortable.
The four-time murder suspect harassed female staff at a Pennsylvania bar near his hometown, according to owner Jordan Serulneck.
Serulneck claimed his employees referred to Kohberger in their systems as a guy who “makes scary comments” and said he once called a staff member an “ab***h” for rejecting his advances.
As a teaching assistant at Washington State University — a job from which he was fired — Kohberger was accused of sexism.
“Kohberger allegedly told her female co-workers that men were going to take their jobs because women aren’t as smart and grade female students harder than men,” NewsNation reported.
The former criminology student has pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled for October 2.
In his final hearing on Friday, Kohberger’s attorneys presented their arguments on six motions, including the state’s request that he produce evidence of an alibi for the murders.
Prosecutors have also insisted that he provide witnesses who can back up his alibi, but his defense said that “at this time, there are no specific witnesses to say specifically where Mr. Kohberger” on the night of the murders.
“He was out driving late at night and early in the morning from November 12 to 13, 2022,” the attorneys said, adding that he “does not claim to be at a specific location at a specific time.”
Prosecutors have asked for more details about his alleged alibi and say “driving in the area” does not exonerate him but rather places him at the scene.
Ahead of his trial in October, the hearing saw the two sides discuss several other points of contention, including a request by Kohberger’s team to compel prosecutors to release DNA profiles they will use in court.
His defense also filed a request for a postponement of court proceedings to allow him time to investigate possible procedural issues with the grand jury, which indicted him in May.
In addition to insisting on his alibi, prosecutors also responded by asking that the DNA profiles be shielded, while filing motions on issues related to the timing of Kohberger’s upcoming trial.
The hearing is the final stage of ongoing legal preparations for Kohberger’s trial, and prosecutors face increasing pressure to compile their case and present it within six months, as he has yet to waive his right. to a speedy trial.
Prosecutors are set to present a wealth of evidence into the alleged crimes, including his DNA which police say they found on a knife holster that was left at the gruesome scene.
Police say the DNA matches 99.9 percent to Kohberger and his father, which could lead his defense to focus on the legitimacy of the processes used by authorities to gather such material during the court hearing. Friday.
The other key piece of evidence that prosecutors hope to convince the jury is Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra car, which was seen in the area in CCTV footage.
One of the surviving housemates who was not attacked also said she saw the killer and that he had “bushy eyebrows” – another feature of Kohberger’s appearance.