Idaho: Preliminary hearing set for June
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Bryan Kohberger, who is currently accused of brutally murdering four Idaho college students, is being investigated by FBI agents. The Bureau interviewed Kim Kenely, the 28-year-old PhD student’s high school crush, to shed light on Kohberger’s personality. The two attended Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, when Kohberger made “strange comments,” according to her mother, Sandra.
She told DailyMail.com: “He would always say, ‘Oh Kim, I think you’re very beautiful.’ Just like weird comments. And she’d be like, ‘Oh my God, leave me alone.’
“She didn’t give him a time of day. When kids are little, they’re mean. They don’t say, ‘Oh my God, thank you, but no.’
While former classmates revealed that Kohberger was bullied by popular students.
An unnamed classmate said: “He was made fun of at school by a whole group of popular girls. There were cheerleaders and the ones every kid had a crush on.
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Bryan Kohberger’s high school crush was interviewed by FBI agents (Image: AP/Facebook)
Kohberger was bullied by popular cliques at school (Image: CBS)
“He was literally bullied, girls started making fun of him in high school.”
But Kohberger became “aggressive” after taking up boxing and losing weight.
The source added: “He was a completely different person. He worked out all the time and was super aggressive,” the friend said.
“He had a short fuse and was constantly trying to change his style and personality to fit in with cliques.”
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A third former classmate noted, “I find it interesting that the girls he was accused of murdering were good-looking and seemingly popular, similar to those who teased him during his childhood. Read also : Beating a bad Browns defeat, the Bengals host the Panthers.”
Kohberger will have a preliminary hearing in late June, when prosecutors will try to show a judge they have enough evidence to justify the felony charges.
Kohberger waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing during a status conference Thursday morning.
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Kohberger is accused of brutally murdering four students (Image: Instagram)
Kohberger’s attorney, Anne Taylor, told Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall that Kohberger is willing to waive his right to a speedy preliminary hearing, which would require it to be held within two weeks. The hearing itself is likely to last four or five days, Taylor said.
“He’s willing to waive the timeliness to give us time to get discovery in the case and be ready,” Taylor told the judge.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said he has no objection to waiting until June or even July for a preliminary hearing.
Marshall set a preliminary hearing for June 26 at 9 a.m., expecting it to last five days.