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Idaho college murders suspect arrested. Mom and daughter are vocal gun control activists

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

The brutal murders of 4 college students in Idaho shocked the nation. It was a horrific act of violence and brutality. Luckily, a suspect had been caught:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania arrested a suspect in the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death in their beds more than a month ago, a law enforcement official said Friday.

Arrest paperwork filed in Monroe County Court said Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition to Idaho on a warrant for first degree murder.

A law enforcement official confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official could not publicly discuss details of the investigation ahead of a formal announcement expected later Friday.

A Ph.D. student by the same name is listed in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, which is a short drive across the state line from the University of Idaho. Messages seeking more information were left for officials at WSU.

Evil person this guy is. His family (maybe him too?) are ones that blame the tools though. Here's an opinion piece his mom sent in to her local media outlet that also includes a poem by his sister:

Letter: I pray we consider the children, before the gun.

As I sat this morning, reeling from yet another school shooting, I found myself wrestling with which actions need to be taken to stop all the madness. What is the answer? Gun control measures? Mental health intervention?

Then I received a message from my daughter who works as a mental health therapist in New Jersey. 

She shared a poem she had written, while in the greatest depths of despair. It shook me to my core, and I felt the need to share it: 

May 24th, 2022 Uvalde, Texas, written by Melissa Kohberger 

Bereft of their laughter

There is now not a sound