"I never saw them fight."But with graduation around the corner, friends said Annese began pondering life without Kingston, and made the decision to end the relationship in early January."I was actually in my room when they broke up. I came downstairs, and she was crying and she told me that she just broke up with Colin in her room.
I didn't even hear anything, there wasn't any yelling, but she did say that he was pretty upset," said Mc Kenna. I think she was just at a different point in her life where that wasn't what she wanted anymore.
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.
Mc Kenna, Cohan and Sobieraski all said that prior to the tragedy, they had only limited conversations about dating violence throughout their schooling, if any at all."I honestly can’t tell you a time we spoke about dating violence before this happened.