GENESEO, N.Y. — Police say a 24-year-old man distraught over a recent break up stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and another college student in her off-campus bedroom, then killed himself.
Police on Monday said Colin Kingston entered the apartment of 21-year-old Kelsey Annese before 6 a.m. Sunday near the State University of New York at Geneseo. Kingston found her with another student, 24-year-old Matthew Hutchinson, of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Police say Kingston killed them both with a large knife. Investigators say the former Geneseo student called his father before turning the knife on himself.
Kingston’s father called police and officers found the bodies.
Annese was a member of the basketball team at Geneseo. She wore the number 32, the same number her father wore when he played for the school.
Fire chief Andrew Chanler says Hutchinson was a volunteer firefighter who was a strong role model. Chanler says 24-year-old Matthew Hutchinson played hockey at Geneseo but took every training opportunity despite his full schedule.
SUNY Geneseo officials released the following statement:
“This is a sad day for the entire SUNY family, as the details of an unspeakable tragedy affecting the SUNY Geneseo campus community come to light. As we mourn the lives of those lost, our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with their families, friends, and all who knew them.”