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A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and Twisted Texas Murder
A Descent Into Hell The True Story of an Altar Boy a Cheerleader and Twisted Texas Murder Author:Kathryn Casey Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed an exciting new job, while a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious business school lured Pitonyak to Austin. Yet the former altar... more » boy had a dark, unpredictable streak, one that ensnared him in the perilous underworld of drugs and guns. When Jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon Cave's search led to Colton's West Campus apartment, where Jennifer's family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie. Meanwhile, Colton Pitonyak was nowhere to be found.
A Descent Into Hell is the gripping true story of one of the most brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded young killer and his would-be girlfriend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was "just the way I roll."« less
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Helpful Score: 4
I couldn't put this book down. The story of a young woman who was trying to get her life back on track and her friend who's life was like a runaway train. Though we never find out exactly why he did what he did, I still recommend this book to those that like true crime.
I just finished this book in two days. It was very very good. I loved the author and once again I was not disappointed. A terrible story about psycho rich kids, but a book that is hard to put down. If you love true crime this one is for you.
A well written true crime book. It really gives you some insight into the people involved and makes the story much deeper. It doesn't explain how this kid could have come to commit such a crime because apparently he has been silent about that part of it but it give you so much info on his background as well as hers making the people so real. So often when you hear a news report about a murder it's in the most basic terms but this book is well researched and won't leave you without that information that brings some sort of understanding about the relationships and circumstances that eventually took such a tragic turn for them both.