Dating violence in the news
I think the thing that it comes back to is the thought of 'if I can’t have her no one can.' I don’t know if he planned that.There’s a bunch of theories about why he went to the house that night.But what they described as "one terrible act that no one saw coming" resulted in three lives lost on a January day in 2016.Dana Cohan, Allison Mc Kenna and Lea Sobieraski were teammates, friends and co-captains of the Geneseo women's basketball team with Annese. Neither was home the night she was murdered."When you think of an unhealthy relationship, you think of situations where if the two aren't always together, then one person gets mad, but they weren't like that," said Cohan. They'd do homework or make dinner, but if you didn't know her you might not even realize that she had a boyfriend."Like Annese, Cohan grew up in Rochester.We might have just talked about it in high school, but you see it in the news," she said."I don’t think you really take a second look at it unless it directly impacts you, which is sad because it’s hard to get people to listen and understand unless it’s something that they've already been affected by."Cohan added, "It doesn’t seem like something that actually happens in the world, but it did.She said that the two didn't become friends until their time at Geneseo, where they both played basketball and attended school, but that she had known who Annese was from their youth sports careers."I would always hate playing against her because she had the longest arms," Cohan said with a laugh.While Sobieraski and Mc Kenna said that they didn't know much about Kingston, Cohan said that she spent the summer between her sophomore and junior years of college hanging out with Annese, Kingston and a third friend from Rochester. "I honestly never thought a bad thing about him and that just made the whole thing that much more confusing." Andrew W.
Sarah Taft, Alyssa's mother, said that she knew Knight-Hollis to be a polite boy who held the door for her daughter, and that the news of her daughter's murder came as a complete shock to her and her family."They were not dating, they were not married, they were not living together and they were broken up at the time. "This was his first act of violence towards her."If he would have put his hands on my daughter before, I would have taken care of that."The danger of the situation can be dependent on the type of abuser.
She had mentioned one day that Colin was having a really hard time and was saying stuff like he was going to commit suicide, so that was really worrisome and Kelsey texted Colin's dad saying that she was worried about him, but she never said anything about Colin threatening her," she said.
Police scanner suggests Kingstons' dad called 911 l Kingston's former coach: 'He was one of my favorite kids'"We tried to find reasons to see why Colin might have done it.
Unlike Barnes' story, where signs of abuse were present during the relationship, the story of Kelsey Annese, or at least what is known of it, was seemingly different.
While Barnes had feared for her life at points throughout her relationship, friends of Annese said the more than three years that she spent dating Kingston seemed nothing short of healthy.