By Kathryn Casey
Brilliant, beautiful, and either from solid households, college 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 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, one who ensnared him within the perilous underworld of substances and weapons. whilst Jennifer did not appear for paintings on August 18, 2005, her mom grew to become apprehensive. Sharon Cave's seek ended in Colton's West Campus house, the place Jennifer's family members found a scene invaluable 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 way in which I roll."
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