Suspected Idaho murderer Bryan Kohberger spends his days ranting and singing lyrics from violent rap songs inside the Pennsylvania jail where he is being held.
And several times the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students tried to expose himself to a female inmate who was held in a cell close to him.
Now that inmate, 50-year-old Valerie Cipollina, has revealed exclusively to DailyMail.com how Kohberger taunted guards, saying they were too scared to go in his cell.
‘I cut them, I’ll cut you,’ Kohberger yelled repeatedly, said Cipollina, who was held at the Monroe County Jail for six hours on a New Year’s domestic violence charge.
‘You come in here and I’ll cut you,’ Kohberger allegedly yelled at one guard. ‘I’m going to pee on your face. Do what you want with me, I don’t give a s**t.’
Bryan Kohberger was arrested on Friday following a month-long investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students
Inmate Valerie Cipollina, 50, tells DailyMail.com that Kohberger tried to expose himself to her while she was in a cell close to him
Cipollina was in a cell near Kohberger in the Monroe County Jail in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Cipollina, who was held for six hours on a domestic violence charge, said Kohberger taunted guards, saying they were too scared to go in his cell
Cipollina was in a cell catty corner from Kohberger’s in the Monroe County Jail in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. She could see his upper body clearly through the glass, although his lower body was hidden from her.
He was wearing a regular orange prison jumpsuit and not the anti-suicide ‘turtle suit’ he had on when his mugshot was taken on Friday.
‘You come in here and I’ll cut you,’ Kohberger allegedly yelled at one guard. ‘I’m going to pee on your face. Do what you want me with I don’t give a s**t’
At first she said she didn’t realize who he was but then heard jail employees discussing him and another inmate told her: ‘That’s the guy who killed those college students.’
Cipollina described him as ‘tall, skinny and young-looking.’
She said he repeatedly lifted his shirt and she heard the guard tell him several times to put his pants back on. She believes he was trying to expose himself to her.
‘I couldn’t see his genitals because the glass wall only went down so far,’ she said.
Cipollina, who lives in Garnerville, New York, was arrested shortly after 3am on New Year’s Day in a hotel in Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, after getting in a fight with her boyfriend.
She was booked into the Monroe County Jail at 6.20am and released at 12.11pm the same day.
She said being in jail for nearly six hours over New Year was a miserable experience, but it was made far worse by Kohberger’s constant ranting.
‘I could see him through the polycarbonate glass window of his jail cell. He was standing up right against it, yelling out violent rap lyrics.’
At one point he yelled out ‘F**k my enemies and foes,’ a line from Lil Wayne’s Multiple Flows. He also sang violent and misogynistic lyrics from Bad Bunny songs, she said.
At one point Cipollina said the jailer who was stationed outside Kohberger’s cell told him to shut up and calm down, to which he replied, ‘Come on in motherf***er. You come in here – let’s talk.’
‘He then screamed at the top of his lungs: ‘Come in all of you. You scared of me? You should be scared of me.
‘You’re going to do nothing to me because I’m going to cut all of you up,’ he allegedly ranted. ‘Come into this cell and I’ll show you I’m a creeper. Come in this cell and I’ll cut you up too.’
Kohberger is currently in jail awaiting extradition to Idaho where he has been charged with the murders of students Kailee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. All four were stabbed in their beds in the early morning of November 13
The university where he worked was only a little over eight miles from the murder scene
Kohberger is charged with killing childhood friends Kaylee Goncalves and Maddie Mogen, both 21, their roommate Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20.
All four died in their beds at their home in Moscow, Idaho, in the early hours of November 13 in a killing so brutal, police described the scene to DailyMail.com as ‘the worst we have ever seen’.
A Rambo-style knife was used to carry out the murders, police said, at the six-bedroom rental property where three of the victims’ lives.
The murders – the first in Moscow since 2015 – left the small town of 25,000 people in a state of shock and the police desperately searching for answers.
Kohberger has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and one of felony burglary, prosecutor Bill Thompson said. Idaho is a death penalty state. He is due to be back in court in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Kohberger’s arrest was the culmination of an investigation that had dragged on for nearly seven weeks and had left the Moscow Police Department facing a barrage of criticism.
Cops had been criticized for describing the murders as ‘targeted’ while refusing to release any information to explain why.
Sources say that authorities knew who they were looking for and hunted the suspect down to Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains – more than 2,400 miles from Idaho.
NewsNation reported that Kohberger had a quiet, blank stare when arrested by local cops and the FBI on Friday morning.
Kohberger is a PhD college student at Washington State University, within the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and did not attend the University of Idaho. It has not been revealed whether he knew any of the students he allegedly killed.
He graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania in May 2022 with a master of arts in criminal justice.
Kohberger is a PhD college student at Washington State University, within the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and did not attend the University of Idaho. It is not clear whether he knew any of the students he allegedly killed
Moscow Police Chief James Fry said on Friday that officers had searched Kohlberger’s office at Washington State University
As part of his research Kohberger posted an appeal for help on social media with his research – which was looking at how ’emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime.’
His sister, Melissa, is a mental health nurse in New Jersey – specializing in ‘trauma’ and ’emotion regulation’.
Cops have raided both Kohberger’s apartment in Pullman, Washington, just 15 minutes from the murder scene, and his office in the university.
Bill Thompson, the Latah County prosecutor, was seen outside the apartment alongside investigators, gearing up with protective booties before heading inside.
Law enforcement sources told CNN that Kohberger’s DNA was discovered at the scene of the crime – with officers managing to track down who owned the white Hyundai Elantra seen in the area of the slayings.
Authorities then discovered that he had left the area and traveled to Pennsylvania, where an FBI surveillance team had been tracking the 6ft tall man.
He was kept under surveillance, with the FBI watching him for four days, while investigators from Moscow Police and Idaho State Police worked to get an arrest warrant.
Kohberger has no prior arrests, according to public records, so it is unclear how officials got hold of his DNA.