A senior with a liking for skinny jeans and indie bands, he and Emily began dating in the fall of 2008. "Music was her passion, and he was a deejay," recalls her father, Bob.
"I decorated my side of our room pink," recalls Maggie, her freshman dormmate.
"Emily hung a poster of a lethal-injection table she got at an anti–death penalty rally."Guys had crushes on her, but Emily usually didn't take it too seriously.
"The fact she went alone seems like she wasn't afraid. I never saw him really angry, period."In the aftermath of the murder, local women's groups offered students counseling on violent relationships…
but if Kevin had physically abused Emily, she'd told no one.
Both were well-liked, with a wide circle of mutual friends.