By Kathryn Casey
Bright, beautiful, and either from stable households, collage of Texas university scholar Colton Pitonyak and colourful redhead Jennifer Cave had the realm at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had simply landed a thrilling new activity, whereas a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious enterprise tuition 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 anxious. Sharon Cave's seek ended in Colton's West Campus condominium, the place Jennifer's kinfolk came upon a scene worthwhile 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 used to be "just the best way I roll."
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Hailey charged again. “What are you doing, taking periods you by no means end? ” “I’m fascinated by my job,” Jennifer acknowledged, pushing aside Hailey’s accusations. even supposing Jennifer hadn’t performed good within the spring semester, Sharon had nice desire for that fall. One type particularly grabbed Jennifer’s curiosity, a political technology direction. Intrigued with the information, Jennifer referred to as Sharon on and off through the week, asserting, “We had this dialog at school today…” prior to lengthy, Sharon started to desire that perhaps, simply possibly, Jennifer had came across her area of interest. yet then the undesirable information got here: Charlie used to be in San Antonio operating whilst a chum rushed him to the emergency room. Jennifer’s father had suffered a sequence of strokes that left him disabled. apprehensive approximately him, Jennifer rushed domestic. whereas her sessions persisted on throughout the fall in Austin, Jennifer commuted backward and forward to Sinton, attempting to support take care of her father. She grew to become his rock, supervising his remedy. “When she went again to Austin, she called,” says Charlie. “Jennifer was once an outstanding daughter. ” Sharon used to be happy that Jennifer desired to aid her father, yet that semester, back, she fell at the back of and pulled out of her classes, leaving her credit paid for yet unearned. “What occurred with Charlie simply looked as if it would derail Jennifer again,” says Sharon. while Jennifer got here domestic for Christmas that yr, 2003, Sharon suggested her to concentration her existence, visit category, and earn a level. It stricken her lady with Jennifer’s capability wasn’t utilizing it. yet Jennifer insisted that school wasn’t vital. “I’m superb and I’m happy,” she stated. “I’m dwelling the way in which i need to. ” To get her aspect throughout that Jennifer was once at the relatives payroll provided that she used to be relocating forward along with her reports, Sharon informed her that from there on out, she used to be on her personal. She’d have to pay her personal accounts, together with her hire, till she proved that she used to be fascinated by university. It was once time for Jennifer to appreciate, Sharon determined, how challenging it used to be to make ends meet and what sort of a faculty measure might aid. After dinner, as consistently, Jim and Jennifer took plates of pie and their cigarettes open air. They stood at the patio, consuming and conversing, Jim attempting to clarify why Sharon driven so challenging, that she sought after her young ones to be autonomous, to stay strong, filthy rich lives. Jennifer used to be indignant and damage. “You have the need and the facility to do well,” Jim stated. “You have all of the materials. you simply have to practice your self. ” “I do understand what i would like to do,” Jennifer stated. “What is it? ” Jim requested. “I are looking to return to college. i need to get a level. ” “Then do it, Jennifer,” he suggested. “You’re the single one status on your means. ” “I will,” she acknowledged. Jim knew that Jennifer craved their approval, and he desired to think her, yet he couldn’t. He’d obvious her make plans too again and again after which now not keep on with via. He questioned if this time Jennifer intended it or if she used to be simply “blowing smoke up my ass. ” on and off, Clayton and Jennifer had a few by myself time to speak. The brother and sister had continually been shut, and he confided in her that he’d been to a highschool occasion the place childrens driven him to drink and take medicines.