Possible motives for University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger have been revealed. According to an ex-FBI agent, the four horrifying stabbings may have been the result of the accused murderer’s “incel complex.”

The mother of the 28-year-middle old’s school crush came forward and confirmed the same, saying that the popular students bullied him.

Bryan Kohberger may have been trying to “establish some type of authority” by killing students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin, according to Pete Yachmetz, a retired FBI agent and security specialist, who spoke to The Washington Post.

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Yachmetz thought that Bryan Kohberger’s history of “social awkwardness” and having “extensive history of interpersonal issues” may have contributed to the victims being repeatedly stabbed. Pete Yachmetz continued:

“I think he may have developed a sort of incel complex.”

Who are Incels?

The term incel comes from “involuntarily celibate.” It is commonly used as a self-definition for men who believe they have difficulty with romantic relationships because of their physical appearance or personality type. The incel worldview is based on the idea that attractiveness is determined by genetic factors. This is referred to as the “black pill” theory.

Regardless of an incel’s desire for a romantic or sexual partner, the “Chads” of the world, their polar opposites, receive all of the female attention due to their appearance and confidence. Because of Chad’s superiority, incels hate women, who are classified as either “Beckys” or “Stacys.”

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Incels young blame women and society for their own inability to form romantic or sexual attachments. Law enforcement officials believe violent incels have murdered at least 47 people in North America in the last six years.  

The term incel gained popularity following Elliot Rodger’s 2014 Isla Vista killing spree. Rodger murdered six people before committing suicide, leaving behind a manifesto-style autobiographical account of his “involuntary celibacy.”

Discussions in incel forums are frequently marked by anger and hostility, misogyny, misanthropy, self-pity and self-loathing, racism, a sense of entitlement to sex, and support for violence against women and those who are sexually active.

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Self-described incels have carried out numerous mass murders since 2014 in addition to other acts of violence or attempted acts of violence. Researchers and the media have regularly attacked incel groups for being misogynistic, inciting violence, disseminating extremist ideas, and radicalising their members in the wake of the 2018 Toronto van attack.