Report: Fellow Inmate at Idaho Jail Threatens to Kill Bryan Kohberger

The suspected killer’s sisters have reportedly lost their jobs because of their connection with him.

A new inmate brought into the Latah County jail, where Bryan Kohberger is awaiting trial, and spent the entire night threatening to kill the Idaho college murders suspect.

Kohberger, 28, is allegedly kept isolated from other inmates at the tiny jail in Moscow, Idaho, but the lock-up’s size meant that he likely heard the threats, NewsNation reported, quoting an anonymous source with “intimate knowledge” of Kohberger’s time in jail.

The source said that at one point, the inmate changed tactics and yelled that he would have Kohberger kill the guards. The inmate was ultimately moved, although it’s unclear where.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, a former FBI agent told Newsweek that Kohberger is being kept isolated from other inmates  because “the danger to him is too great to put him in the population.” Newsweek did not explain how a former agent had that information.

Unidentified former inmates and jail sources also told the UK tabloid the Daily Mail that Kohberger spends his time flipping through television channels looking for reports about himself.

NewsNation also reported that Kohberger’s two sisters had lost their jobs because of their connection with their brother. The outlet said, without citing a source, that the family is in dire financial straits since his parents are are retired. None of the family has visited him in jail, the outlet said. Pennsylvania is an “at will” state, meaning that employees can be fired for any reason.

Kohberger, 28, is accused of stabbing to death Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin, four University of Idaho students found dead in their rental house on November 13. He was arrested in December at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania, where he had traveled for the winter holidays. Kohberger was a criminal justice graduate student at Washington State University — just a few miles across the state line from the Idaho school where the victims studied.

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[Featured image: Bryan Kohberger/Latah County Jail via AP]