By Kathryn Casey
Bright, appealing, and either from strong households, collage of Texas collage pupil Colton Pitonyak and colourful redhead Jennifer Cave had the realm at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had simply landed a thrilling new task, whereas a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious enterprise college lured Pitonyak to Austin. but the previous altar boy had a depressing, unpredictable streak, person who ensnared him within the perilous underworld of gear and weapons. while Jennifer did not appear for paintings on August 18, 2005, her mom turned apprehensive. Sharon Cave's seek resulted in Colton's West Campus house, the place Jennifer's kin chanced on a scene valuable of the grisliest horror motion picture. in the meantime, Colton Pitonyak used to be nowhere to be found.
A Descent Into Hell is the gripping actual tale of 1 of the main brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded younger killer and his would-be female friend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was once "just the way in which I roll."
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My phone rang. I hurried into my office to answer it before the call trunked over to our office manager, Ginny Erlandson. Milo Dodge was on the line. ” “I told you already that he’s very experienced,” I replied, lowering my voice. “He’s not a raw recruit with a brand-new college diploma. Mitch worked twenty-five years for the Detroit Free Press. He could probably do this story with his eyes closed. He’s covered more homicides than the two of us put together,” I added, irritated at the sheriff for questioning my judgment.
Never was my style. If I want a beer, I go to Mugs Ahoy or our fridge at home. ” I smiled back at Kip. He’d worked for the Advocate since his high school days, starting out as a carrier and eventually taking over the paper’s production. He was now in his early thirties; I’d designated him my heir apparent if and when I ever retired. “You deserve a raise,” I said on impulse. ” Kip held up a hand. “I know the numbers as well as you do. The profit margin is pretty lean. ” I glanced over at my House & Home editor’s empty chair.
Apparently, she’d intended to call the pet store, but had misdialed. It wasn’t the first time I’d had calls for Tye-Tonga Pet Shop. Our numbers were different by only a single digit. The other message was from Edna Mae Dalrymple, our local librarian, asking if I could substitute tonight at bridge club. “Charlene Vickers has come down with a nasty cold,” Edna Mae said in her twittering voice. “As soon as school starts, so does the cold and flu season. Not that I’m blaming the children, of course,” she rattled on.
A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder by Kathryn Casey