Cops: Guy Kills Ex, Student, Himself With Same Knife

They may have been sleeping at the time, police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 18, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Cops: Guy Kills Ex, Student, Himself With Same Knife
Kelsey Annese is seen in an undated photo provided by SUNY Geneseo.   (Keith Walters/SUNY Geneseo via AP)

A 24-year-old man distraught over a recent breakup stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and a fellow college athlete she was with in her off-campus bedroom before apparently killing himself with the same knife, police said Monday. Colin Kingston, of Geneseo, entered Kelsey Annese's apartment around 6am Sunday near the State University of New York at Geneseo in upstate New York, an officer says. Kingston, a former student at the school who brought a large knife he had recently purchased, found her with another student, Matthew Hutchinson, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and killed them both. It's possible that Annese, 21, and Hutchinson, 24, were sleeping when Kingston entered, but police say they aren't sure.

"All indications are that Mr. Kingston used the same knife to take his own life," police officer Jeffrey Szczensiak told reporters Monday. He added that Kingston had recently made suicidal comments, and that he had no criminal history. Kingston called his father before killing himself, Szczensiak says. There were no signs of a break-in at the off-campus home primarily populated by women's basketball team members. "All indications in our investigation at this time is that there was no forceful entry," Szczensiak says, "although several doors were locked, a rear door was unlocked." (More New York stories.)

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