A Pennsylvania man claiming to have known and worked with murder suspect Bryan Kohberger described him as an “average guy.”
“I met him through some friends and they told me that he was a little weird and he was a little socially awkward, I guess you could say,” Rich Pasqua told Fox News personality Lawrence Jones Saturday. but he wasn’t a bad guy.”
“He needed a job, so I worked at a pizza shop at that time and they were hiring and I said, ‘Yeah, come on in and apply.’ And he did, and he got the job,” Pasqua continued. “So I worked with him for a little bit, but he was quiet, though.”
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Pasqua also shared that the 28-year-old Pennsylvanian didn’t have a girlfriend when he knew him and that his wife even went to school with him.
“They graduated together and she doesn’t remember him ever having a girlfriend, and I don’t remember him ever having a girlfriend and he didn’t have many friends,” he continued. “So he, like, would do anything to fit in and would do, like, you know, he just wanted to be liked by everybody. But he wasn’t a bad kid, like, you know, he was alright. And I knew his sister. I went to school with his sister and I knew his father worked for the school. And I believe his mother did, too. But his family, they were just, they were all nice people. And, you know, his dad was always really nice to me. Very polite, but, I just — I never thought that he would do something like that.”
Pasqua claimed Kohberger used drugs and that they were both heroin addicts.
“I got six years clean now,” Pasqua said. “I work in treatment and everything, but back then I was using. And so that’s how I know for a fact he was using. I’ve got high with him a couple of times and used with him.”
Pasqua said he knew other people who dealt drugs and would deliver drugs to Kohberger frequently.
Kohberger’s former acquaintance said that’s when he heard about the Idaho murders case.
“I haven’t heard from him in so long, and then I heard about this and they said that he was going to college,” Pasqua said. “I said, I haven’t heard from him. I guess that’s what he’s been doing. He must have cleaned up, I know he was in and out of rehab a couple of times, but he really did, he cleaned up and was going to college all these years.”
On Jan. 5, Kohberger made his initial appearance in a Latah County Court.
Law enforcement have not disclosed a motive or a connection between Bryan Kohberger and the victims.
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