This case chills me to the bone for a couple of reasons.
Reason 1) Ashley’s death date, for those of you who know me personally you know about my ex brother-in-law killing my sister-in-law Kaylynn on 6/9/2014. (News story below.)
What I am about to say is not here-say, I lived it.
This now 19 year old kept talking about killing himself after his breakup with Ashley. His family and friends were worried about him taking his own life, but instead he took hers.
I had to hear Kaylynn’s broken up voice tell me over and over the new suicidal things my ex in-law would threaten himself with. He even disappeared one time and everyone was worried that he had followed through. He tried jumping out of Kaylynn’s car while she was at full speed one time. But guess who died? Guess who was attacked in her own garage with a knife while her kids were present? That’s right one of my best friends Kaylynn.
Reason 2) What was Marilee’s statement? That she had meant to kill herself. What did her family say? That they were worried about her killing herself and not others.
Obviously there is a definite theme here. And of course most suicidal people are not killers, but it needs to be paid closer attention to, this is unacceptable.
A broken teenage romance led to the shooting death of an 18-year-old Colorado girl, said police, who arrested the girl’s former boyfriend in her slaying last week. Tanner Flores, 18, confessed to killing his ex, according to his arrest affidavit. Flores, who is being held without bond at the Mesa County Jail, faces charges of first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Convicted teenage killer Tanner Flores was sentenced to life in prison plus 32 years, without the possibility of parole, on Thursday, the day after he was found guilty of first-degree murder. Jurors found Flores, 19, guilty of kidnapping and killing his ex-girlfriend Ashley Doolittle, 18, in June 2016.
LAYTON, Utah — Layton police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death Sunday night. According to a press release from the Layton City Police Department, 45-year-old Joseph Castillo stabbed his estranged wife at a residence near 1000 N 3200 W. Police responded to the home shortly after 11 p.m.