Facebook Gives Insight into the Minds of the Men Associated with New Year's Day Shooting

By: Alex Villarreal Email
By: Alex Villarreal Email

We all know by now social media can tell reveal all kinds of things about a person...and sometimes even if you don't want them to, people can recover things from your past.

You can find out where people are, who they're with and what they're thinking, thanks to websites like Myspace and Facebook.
News 3 continues looking into the people and events surrounding the New Year's Day shooting that ended the life of a 21 year old mother.

Whitney Paskey-Pullen was the victim of a criminally negligent homicide.
22 year old Kenneth Connor, her ex-boyfriend, allegedly shot Whitney on New Year's Day.
Her friends and family members say she was also a victim of domestic violence, at the hands of 23 year old Colin McHenry, her boyfriend at the time of the shooting.

"I knew her personally and I knew some of the things that she was going through," said Kimberly Tyrone, a friend who worked with Whitney.

Tyrone said, "Sometimes she would break down crying, or she would cry on the phone. I just knew she was going through a lot."

Tyrone remembers several phone conversations when she heard Whitney and McHenry having heated arguments.

"You could hear him hollering and using abusive words. I got kind of worried," Curtis said.

The angry words McHenry typed on facebook are just as upsetting.
Those close to Whiteny, like Candi Curtis, say these comments, posted before the shooting, seem ominous now.

Curtis said, "There's been many, many a people, who has heard her screams in two locations, not just this area, but in the Cain street area."

Whitney was involved with both McHenry and Connor at some point.
Her friends say Connor's posts about "not being able to count on the ones you love" and "the old him being gone" better explain their tangled triangle.

"Kenneth was a little messed up. He's an MHMR patient, he wasn't on his meds," said Curtis.

We were able to recover this deleted post from a facebook account.
It's a conversation between Whitney's sister and Connor's sister-in-law, where she admits to keeping her distance from him because of his instability.

Tyrone said, "Poor Whitney, that's all I could say, poor Whitney."

Time will tell if there is more to what police are calling an accidental shooting.

The viewing for Whitney Paskey is until 8 o'clock tonight at Trevino-Smith Funeral Home in Bryan.
Whitney's family plans on cremating her.

She did not have life insurance.
If you'd like to help her family cover expenses, a fund is set up at Prosperity Bank, under her name.

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