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Extra resources for A Descent Into Hell The True Story of an Altarand a Twisted Texas Murder
Looking back, Clayton admits he was a challenge. “I was a real handful for my sisters,” he says. “Lauren would get so mad. Jennifer was the one who was always there for me. ” Still, Jen as well as Lauren resented the responsibility, wanting their mother home with them as she’d always been. They didn’t understand why Sharon was gone so often. “We were angry, especially Jennifer,” Lauren remembers. ” The following year, 1999, four years after her divorce, Sharon played matchmaker, trying to find a date for a girlfriend.
Sharon’s friend Harold Shockley, a Corpus Christi banker, recommended she set the woman up with a friend of his: Jim Sedwick, a lanky CPA with big blue eyes, a gravelly voice, and a determined gait that telegraphed a take-charge attitude. Shockley thought Sharon’s friend and Jim might hit it off. The two met, but neither Jim nor the woman expressed interest in a second date. A partner in a well-established Corpus Christi accounting firm, Jim, like Sharon, had been born and raised in South Texas.
We’re talking about a wonderful family here,” says one. ” So much so that one young man who grew up with the Pitonyak boys would say, “If I could have picked different parents, I would have picked Bridget and Eddie. They were dedicated to Dustin and Colton. ” Physically, both boys resembled Eddie, dark-haired and medium height, compact but strong-looking. There was no question that Dustin was like his father. Quiet and reserved, they loved the outdoors, and Eddie and his oldest spent time fishing and hunting.
A Descent Into Hell The True Story of an Altarand a Twisted Texas Murder by Kathryn Casey