By Kathryn Casey
Vibrant, appealing, and either from strong households, college of Texas university pupil Colton Pitonyak and colourful redhead Jennifer Cave had the area at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had simply landed an exhilarating new activity, whereas a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious enterprise institution lured Pitonyak to Austin. but the previous altar boy had a gloomy, unpredictable streak, person who ensnared him within the perilous underworld of gear and weapons. whilst Jennifer did not appear for paintings on August 18, 2005, her mom grew to become apprehensive. Sharon Cave's seek resulted in Colton's West Campus condominium, the place Jennifer's relatives chanced on a scene priceless 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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