BTK Killer’s Daughter Is Sick To Find Out Bryan Kohberger Studied The Father

The BTK serial killer’s daughter says she was sickened to learn that Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students, had studied her father.

Kohberger, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania.

Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death in a rental house in Moscow in the early hours of November 13.

Investigators have not released information about the motive for the murders, but details of Kohberger’s life and upbringing have emerged, including that he studied under Katherine Ramsland, a renowned forensic psychologist, at the ‘DeSales University.

A file photo shows the house where four University of Idaho students were found dead on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The daughter of serial killer BTK said she was sickened to learn that Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of killing the students, studied his father.
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The university said Kohberger earned a bachelor’s degree in 2020 and completed graduate school in June 2022.

Ramsland developed a relationship with Dennis Rader and co-wrote Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of BTK Killer Dennis Rader with him.

Rader was arrested in February 2005 and confessed to 10 murders in the Wichita, Kansas area between 1974 and 1991. He called himself BTK, which stood for “bind, torture, kill”.

Rader’s daughter, Kerri Rawson, told NewsNation Brian Entin that her “stomach turned” when she learned that Ramsland had previously taught Kohberger.

“Personally, my first reaction was like my stomach turned and I literally got physically sick knowing that there was now a connection with Ramsland and she connects to my dad. It was just a lot “, Rawson said.

She added that Kohberger could have contacted her father, who is serving consecutive life sentences at El Dorado Correctional Center in Kansas.

“Well obviously we know he studied my dad in criminology classes,” she said.

“He’s probably studied it more deeply since he had Ramsland as a teacher, but we need to know if there’s a deeper connection.”

Fighting back tears, she added, “It’s hard being that guy’s kid and living with that. You know? And then seeing someone else do that and wondering if your dad did it. influenced? Did your dad talk to him? Was he studying my dad outside of college? Will I ever get answers to that? I don’t know.

In tweets after Kohberger’s arrestRawson wrote, “Ramsland has, or had a close academic relationship and friendship with my father, Dennis Rader, BTK.

“I have ongoing concerns, knowing how common it is for criminology students, true crime fans and others to correspond with my father on a regular basis, that Kohberger might have been in contact with my father at some point. given, but I need a proof of it, which currently I don’t know.”

She also noted that her father “earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wichita State University, poking fun at this important field, using his college classes to study his own ongoing murders and gaining access to [law enforcement] information in the 1970s.

Rawson has been contacted for further comment.

Ramsland has not publicly commented on the matter, telling Entin that she “cannot make media statements about [Kohberger] right now.”

Kohberger’s attorney, Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar, said his client plans to waive his upcoming extradition hearing so he can be quickly transported to Idaho.

“Mr. Kohberger is eager to be cleared of these charges and looks forward to resolving these issues as quickly as possible,” LaBar said.


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