To the surprise of prosecutors, Kinkley's parents approved a plea bargain for Biancofiori that kept him out of state prison in exchange for his guilty plea. In that situation, what was going to keep this kid from eventually doing this to another family?
Marianne Kinkley said at the time she and her husband struggled with forgiveness but genuinely cared about Biancofiori's future and feared that spending time in prison amid its rampant gang culture would harden him."We asked, 'What's wrong with this picture? "Reached by telephone last week, the Kinkleys declined to comment for this story.
Sometimes Biancofiori would beat the woman, identified as Victim D, for several days in a row until her face and body were bruised and swollen, the complaint alleged.
He'd let Victim D's body "heal for a while, and then beat her again," the complaint said.
'David Kinkley's path crossed with Biancofiori in September 1997.
A popular sophomore and budding musician at Wheaton North High School, Kinkley was at a friend's home when Biancofiori — a fellow Wheaton North student — called and offered him a ride to a bank to deposit 0 Kinkley had made waiting tables, according to the Tribune's 1998 story.
Threats of violence and death Biancofiori's sex trafficking ring began when he and his then-girlfriend, identified as Victim A in the complaint, decided she should have sex for money and split the proceeds with him.After the assaults, the woman was forced to use a bleach solution to clean up her own blood from Biancofiori's boxing gloves, the complaint said.An FBI SWAT team arrested Biancofiori without incident in Denver on May 11, records show.In the days and weeks that followed, Kinkley received phone calls and threats of retaliation. 22, 1997, Kinkley left a friend's house after school and went walking along the railroad tracks west of downtown Wheaton.Terrified, he showed his parents a letter he had written describing his feelings."He was absolutely scared to death," his mother, Marianne, told the Tribune at the time. Shortly after 2 p.m., two train engineers reported seeing a dark-haired young man sitting along the tracks near the Bridge Street overpass. Hundreds of Wheaton North students attended Kinkley's wake and funeral Mass, the Tribune reported.