Alex Hollinghurst, 17, originally from Manchester, was found dead with boyfriend Brandon Goode, 18, near where Officer Robert German was fatally shot.
He had called for back-up as he investigated the presence of a suspicious man and woman in a gated community in an affluent suburb of Orlando. She left letters for her mother, father and 12-year-old sister.
The letter to her mother showed the depths of her despair. “I could write to you for days, but I know nothing would actually make a difference to you,” she said.That’s a nicely selective extract. Why not report the full details, like other newspapers?
In a foul-mouthed tirade Alex called her mum, 49, a “waste of space and ignorant” .Ah. I see why, now. Because that doesn’t sound like ‘despair’, does it? Nor does this:
“If I had stayed another minute I would have painted the walls and stained the carpets with my blood, so you could clean it up.”
“I wish I were never born.”Nope, that’s not despair at all. That’s teenage angst and narcissism.