News Flash #2
How to not be murdered in your home by a psychopath.
I’m David and this is a News Flash.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, is a graduate student at Washington State University, who said through a lawyer that he looks forward to being exonerated in the murders of four college students in Moscow, Idaho. Good luck with that. He certainly deserves his day in court and is considered to be cloaked in innocence at this point in the judicial process. That said, I don’t expect to be surprised if following his convictions for the burglary and 4 murders then being sentenced to death by lethal injection. The only method of execution authorized by Idaho statutes. Carried out in the Idaho Maximum Security Institution near Kuna.
The media has highlighted 10 revelations made public on January 5th.
1. A roommate saw a masked man.
2. Investigators found a knife sheath at the scene.
3. The suspect applied to work at a local police department.
4. A car passed the victim’s house several times.
5. Audio captured a barking dog.
6. One of the victims may have been awake.
7. A campus officer found Koburger’s car
8. Koburger’s phone disconnected during the killings
9. The suspect may have returned to the crime scene.
10. A DNA sample was taken from the trash in the Pennsylvania home of his parents.
That is just a sample of the avalanche of data, theories, articles, newscasts, interviews, made for tv movies, etc. that will be tying up massive amounts of real estate in our lived experiences in the foreseeable future. If it bleeds it leads and this story is very bloody. I am not without compassion or sympathy for the deceased and their families. I totally get that this is a huge news story that will reverberate for a long time and understandably so.
What’s missing from all of the coverage so far is the focal point of Don’t Get Dead.
How could this have been prevented? That leads directly to the question, How did he get in the house?
Preventing those murders required eliminating the opportunity for them to occur. We have already been told that people in this community don’t lock their doors. I think it’s a very safe bet that the killer simply entered through an unlocked door. I can’t imagine that it would substantially compromise the investigation to add that detail to those that have already been released.
In future episodes of Don’t Get Dead, we will delve in detail into comprehensive ways to protect your home from criminal entry. This News Flash has one simple but potentially lifesaving suggestion. Lock your doors and windows. And here’s a bonus tip. Never open your door to a stranger.
Hindsight is said to be 20-20. But good advance security planning and implementation might have saved the lives of these four University of Idaho students.
Check out our Safety Triangle post or podcast to get a good outline for security preparedness. Remember the basics: Lock your doors and windows. Don’t ever open your door to a stranger. The life you save may be your own.
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