The accused of murdering four young men at the University of Idaho, Bryan Kohberger, referred to himself as a “demon” in a harrowing rap song that was allegedly uploaded online.
“You are not my equal, you are evil, but I am the devil” the artist reflects towards the end of “Rise up instrumental-test”, a song shared on SoundCloud 11 years ago under the username “Exarr”.
Following Kohberger’s arrest in the stabbing deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, occurred on November 13, Internet detectives indicated that the account is listed as belonging to a certain Bryan in Effort, Pennsylvania, the alleged killer’s hometown.
“Exarr” also matches the email Kohberger reportedly used to make cryptic messages on Internet forums around the same time.
In the song, the voice purported to be Kohberger’s laments “the same thing that’s messing my life upside down” and how “I’m stuck in the future, but I never look at the fucking present.”
During a particularly chilling bar, the amateur rapper says: “End your life that has no sequel / Leave your loved ones crying like seagulls.”
“Don’t mess with us,” warn the last lines. “You underestimate us.”
In the week since Kohberger’s extradition from Pennsylvania to Idaho, listeners have been quick to draw comparisons between the song’s morose lyrics and the lurid details of his alleged crimes.
“Bro he’s definitely saying he’s in trouble,” one SoundCloud user commented on the song.
“The lyrics sound like it’s predicting your future”wrote another.
The melancholic rap also echoes the alleged publications of Kohberger a Tapatalka mental health forum, about his fight against depression and visual snow syndrome, a neurological condition in which a sufferer’s vision is obscured by static.
“I don’t like anything I do” he wrote in 2011, when he was 16 years old.
“I am blank, I have no opinion, I have no emotion, I have nothing. You feel identified?”.
In another post, the same user bragged that he could do “whatever he wanted with hardly any regrets.”
At the time of his arrest, Kohberger was a doctoral student in criminology at the Washington State University in Pullman, only 15 minutes from the crime scene. Earlier, she had told a childhood friend that he hoped to advise “high-profile criminals.”
United States: Bryan Kohberger, accused of murdering four youths, appears in court with cuts to his face and neck
Multiple murder defendant Bryan Kohberger looked battered and displayed mysterious cuts on his face during his court appearance Thursday, January 12, in Moscow, Idaho, where a judge set his next court date.
In this sense, the alleged murderer and who is currently studying a doctorate in criminology, who is 28 years old, had two cuts near the chin, apparent bruises and bruises on the neckwhile being escorted by a sheriff’s deputy into the courtroom for the hearing that only lasted five minutes.
The alleged killer, Kohberger, who was wearing leg irons and an orange detention shirt, had a blank look and dark circles under his eyes as he waived his right to a speedy trial and was ordered to continue being held without bail, ABC News reported.