SUNY Geneseo Stabbings: Jealous Ex Stabs two Star Athletes to Death “Watch”

Updated: January 20, 2016
SUNY Geneseo Stabbings: Jealous Ex Stabs 2 Star Athletes to Death

SUNY Geneseo – A bitter ex-boyfriend stabbed two New York college students to death before killing himself, police said Monday.

Police discovered the bodies of Kelsey Annese, 21, Matthew Hutchinson, 24, and Colin Kingston, 24, at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning at 18 Wadsworth Street, where Annese lived. According to a recording of the local police scanner from Sunday, someone identified as Kingston’s father called the police and “reported that his son, Colin Kingston, just called from an unknown number and states that he murdered his girlfriend…and that he’s also going to kill himself.”

As of Sunday afternoon, police had yet to name a suspect or confirm any relationship between the three deceased.

“It’s too early in the investigation to label anybody as a suspect,” Geneseo police Officer Jeffrey Szczesniak told reporters at a press conference yesterday. “We believe that one may be a perpetrator, but we need to make sure everything else is investigated further before we make those statements.”

There was a knife located at the scene, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, and police said that there were no guns or firearms involved. However, they have not yet identified the knife as the murder weapon.

Annese, from Webster, New York, was a senior at Geneseo who played on the women’s basketball team and was majoring in Spanish and education with a minor in psychology, according to a letter sent to students and staff by the university’s dean of students on Sunday evening. Hutchinson, from Vancouver, British Columbia, was also a senior and student athlete: he played on the ice hockey team and was studying geography and business. He also volunteered with the Geneseo fire department.

Kingston was a resident of Geneseo and a former SUNY student. He was from a prominent Geneseo family whose farm dates back to 1840.
“We have experienced a terrible tragedy in Geneseo today involving members of our community,” said SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles in a statement on Sunday. “The loss of Kelsey, Matthew, and Colin has profoundly affected our campus community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved. ”

Police said that this is believed to be an isolated incident, and that there is no risk to the town. They are expected to release more information about the investigation at press conference this afternoon.

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