Alyssa Taft & David Knight-Hollis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Alyssa Taft & David Knight-Hollis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Alyssa Taft (l) and David Knight-Hollis (r)

Alyssa Taft, a 17-year-old senior at a Sodus, New York high school who was involved in track and drama, was stabbed to death, and authorities accuse her estranged boyfriend, David Knight-Hollis, of murdering Taft because she rebuffed his pleas to rekindle their relationship.

Taft was murdered inside a home in Sodus, a town in Wayne County, New York that has just over 8,000 people. According to Rochester First, David Knight-Hollis, 19, and a graduate of the same high school, “has been charged with murder in the second degree.” The details emerging in the case are horrific. Alyssa’s throat was cut to thwart her screaming after she was stabbed in the ribs, authorities confirmed in a November 3 news conference. The suspect has already appeared in court. Video showed David Knight-Hollis walking into court in an orange jumpsuit.

Authorities say Knight-Hollis was Taft’s ex-boyfriend. Taft was a senior at Sodus High School in the small community in New York State. Alyssa was on the honor roll at her school. “This is domestic violence. This is dating violence,” said the sheriff, adding that he has five daughters of his own. “This is just a 17-year-old kid who came home from school, and now she’s dead.”

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Sheriff Says Knight-Hollis ‘Lured’ Taft to His Residence

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Alyssa Taft.

David Knight-Hollis wanted to get back together with Alyssa, but she wasn’t interested, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said in a news conference, detailing the grisly details of the homicide. The sheriff said that Alyssa had gone to the Knight-Hollis residence because she thought he was going to pay money back that he owed her. The sheriff said the suspect stabbed Taft and slit her throat, the latter act to stop her from screaming.

The sheriff also unveiled the motive, accusing Knight-Hollis of murdering Taft after she refused his efforts to rekindle their relationship. Taft went to his home after school on the afternoon of November 2, and the sheriff said the murder occurred around that time, although the suspect wasn’t captured for more than nine hours after that point. The sheriff said another person was home at the time, but did not elaborate on that person’s identity, although he said Knight-Hollis lived with his mother, grandmother, and a cousin. The person who was home didn’t hear anything, he said.

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David Knight-Hollis.

“It is believed that Knight-Hollis lured Alyssa Taft to his residence after she returned home from school in an attempt to rekindle a previous relationship. Once at the residence and Alyssa’s refusal to rekindle a relationship, Knight-Hollis grabbed a knife and would not let Alyssa leave the residence. When she attempted to leave, he stabbed her in the ribs and cut her throat to stop her from screaming,” the Sheriff’s Department says in a news release.

Alyssa had dated Knight-Hollis for six months, according to her mother. Knight-Hollis “blocked her (Alyssa Taft) from leaving the residence,” the sheriff reiterated in the news conference. “I don’t think she had any interest whatsoever to rekindle the relationship…her refusal was unacceptable to him. We have a 17-year-old high school kid who’s not going to graduate, who’s not going to see Christmas with her family. It’s just unbelievably sad. Over a relationship.”

The Sheriff’s press release said that the murder occurred in Wayne County, New York, and read: “The Sodus homicide victim is 17 year old Alyssa Taft, a Sodus High School Senior student.” At the arraignment, the suspect pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges. “David Knight-Hollis, age 19 (DOB 12/17/1997) was charged with Murder in the Second Degree PL 125.25(1) …..’with intent to cause death,” the sheriff’s release says.


2. Alyssa’s Ex Boyfriend Called 911 & Confessed & Then Tried to Dispose of the Body, Authorities Say

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Facebook/Alyssa TaftAlyssa Taft.

It’s alleged that Knight-Hollis, after murdering Taft, called 911 around 12:25 a.m. November 3 to confess. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Knight-Hollis told the dispatcher that he “just killed a girl named Alyssa.” The sheriff added that authorities saw blood on the stairway of the home. There were no indications of previous violence in the relationship, he said.

Despite confessing, Knight-Hollis tried to get rid of Alyssa’s body, the sheriff said. Her body was found in a lot near Knight-Hollis’ home, according to the sheriff. According to the sheriff, Knight-Hollis was captured when “he came out of the woods” near his home. Alyssa’s body was “found near the shrub line.”

The sheriff said that Knight-Hollis’ attempt to dispose of the body “was foiled. He called the 911 center.” The Sheriff’s Department saw nothing in Knight-Hollis’ background that would have predicted he was a threat; the sheriff described him as “just a 19-year-old who graduated from Sodus High School. No other criminal history…not on our radar at all.” He added that Knight-Hollis said that he had dated Taft for a year, although her mother said it was only six months, and he said that authorities believe the relationship ended in June or July.

Initial news reports said Knight-Hollis was 29-years-old, but later news reports said he was actually 19. According to The Democrat Chronicle, Alyssa, a “student at Sodus High School, was killed at 6009 Boyd Road, which is Bay Village Mobile Home Community in Sodus. It was not clear if she died inside a residence.” The identity of the suspect was released on the morning of November 3.

Alyssa’s mother had called police to report her missing. “At 23:22 the 911 Center received a call from Sara Taft reporting her daughter, Alyssa Taft, age 17 missing,” a press release from the Sheriff’s Department said.


3. People Expressed Shock & Anger on Social Media

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Alyssa Taft.

People expressed shock on social media about the murder of someone so young. “There is someone in custody.. RIP Alyssa Taft. So young,” wrote one woman. Others speculated about the identity of the suspect, with word spreading fast about David Knight-Hollis’ identity. Another person posted a photo of Alyssa with the status, “RIP Alyssa Taft 🙏🙏🙏 😢😢😢 hate those relationships… Sorry I posted this guys.. I knew her a little but not a lot… This is her.. Sodus Homicide on Boyd Rd. Alyssa Kimberlee.”

Another friend wrote, “Just sad! This poor girl didn’t deserve this. R.I.P.” A woman wrote, “D*mn Wayne county is horrible its always something now a lil17 yr old girl Alyssa Taft murdered in sodus prayers for her family.” And another tribute: “R.I.P Alyssa Taft 🙏🏻 Prayers go out to the family in this tragic time.” One person who knew David Knight-Hollis expressed anger, writing, “… thought he wasn’t that guy to do that. Hope his a*s rots 😡😡 hate this boy now.”


4. Alyssa Filled Her Facebook Page With Selfies

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Facebook/Alyssa TaftAlyssa Taft.

One friend told Alyssa Taft on social media that she looked like an “anime girl.” She didn’t write much on her Facebook page, although her profile read, “INTP. Don’t flirt with me.” Mostly, she posted selfies of herself in cars, bathrooms, and homes, like many teenagers her age. Most of the comments on her Facebook page revolved around people telling her that she was pretty or beautiful, and Alyssa thanking them.

She wrote under one selfie, “I’ve always been this way and I call them hasbeens.” Under another selfie, she wrote, “S-A-D B-O-Y-S See me in the cut with it tatted on my chest.” Under a post in which she had blonder hair, she wrote, “Need 2 dye my hair.” And in another, from 2016, “It doesnt look that bad in this pic but my face is pt cute here.”


5. Alyssa Taft Ran Track at the High School

Alyssa Taft

Alyssa Taft.

Alyssa Taft was active at her local high school. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, “Taft was a senior at Sodus High, according to Sodus Central School District records, and ran track.” Sodus, where Alyssa lived, is located about 25 miles from Rochester, New York. Alyssa was also involved in drama at the high school. She was also on the honor roll.

The high school is arranging a grief counseling team, the sheriff said. The School District’s mission statement reads, “Nurtured by the influence of a diverse community, our district is committed to the success of every student. We will support our students in developing the skills and strategies needed to achieve academic excellence and to become respectful, responsible, kind citizens of a global society. We are dedicated to sustaining an environment that fosters a joy for life and continued learning.”

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Anonymous

As the Bible says, people will get wicker and wicker, demented with no love as Jesus prepares to return to this earth. Rest young girl until your ressurection.

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PsychelonB

Yet another white girl murdered by a black. Another statistic. Blacks are somewheres around 300% more likely to murder a white person than a white person is to murder a black. It’s an epidemic. For a black man to “date” a white woman is a racial hate crime. The oldest way of humiliating a hated enemy is by having sex with their women. It’s ancient. In my personal experience of working with and befriending black men (you know, the ones who “aren’t like that” or are “different”—the very fact we say stuff like that should be eye-opening, cognitive dissonance much, people?) have all relished sharing the fact they sleep with white women. They made a point to mention the fact the women were white to me. That is subconsciously all to humiliate me and all white men. Remember Jessica Chambers? The white girl in Mississippi who went to have “violent sex” one night with her black boyfriend but who wound up pouring gasoline all over her and setting her on fire while alive? Yeah, this stuff happens EVERY day! The national media simply does not cover it. One has to rely on local news to even hear about it. Studies of babies prove all people are “racist” or, more appropriately, experience tribalism. Racism is an inherently human thing. It goes for all races. Yet, it’s only we white Europeans who are evil to advocate for our own interests. All other racial groups are encouraged to be proud of their heritage whereas we officially have no heritage nor group interests. That would be because a certain tribal group controls all major institutions of the West. Banks, Wall Street, the money supply for the government, Hollywood, the Media, Academia, Publishing, all of it. They want to see us became a minority in our own lands. It is they who make all these movies and TV shows encouraging white women to have sex with these blacks.

OJ Simpson. An ex-NFL player recently killed his white trophy wife a few days ago. This stuff happens all the time. This girl, Alyssa Taft, is a victim of the massive cultural apparatus encouraging our women to have sex with blacks. Also, thanks to Feminism, white men have become unattractive (to women) pushovers. Your average white man nowadays is like the top commentor on this forum. Worshiping Alyssa as some “inspiring hero” shockingly snuffed out (no one could have predicted this, after all) when in reality she was foolish enough to have sex with this savage of a savage species. She was tens of thousands of years of evolution at work. Our average IQ’s are 100 whereas black Africans’ are 80 in America (due to interbreeding with us since they’ve been here for centuries). In Africa, the average IQ ranges around 70, a massive and healthy 5 points above formal retardation. When European colonizers reached Africa, we found them living in mud huts. Their IQ’s are so low they failed to invent a wheel!!!! I am serious. That is an objective fact. How stupid do you have to be to be unable to figure out how to invent the friggin’ wheel? Yet, we are just the same, other than the pigment of the skin. Of course it’s that aforementioned pigment of the skin that I dislike them. The fact they are raping and murdering our women on an industrial scale has absolutely nothing to do with it! They’re killing us and to even mention this will earn you a nice name calling session (“oy vey! you’re an ‘ignorant’ & ‘evil’ racist!!!! No logical counter-argument, of course).

Hell, I will be surprised if my comment is even published here. Silence is the motto. Silence through our own genocide and slow-boiled slaughter. Wake up white people! There is NOTHING “moral” about going against your own interests. That is called cuckoldry. Advocating against your own children and grandchildren having a safe future is disgusting! There is literally nothing good about that. And young white men, you should feel nothing but shame for screaming at the top of your lungs to our women, “it’s cool girls, go have sex with these savages, we don’t mind, I don’t mind, I’m not a bad boy racist!” On an intuitive instinctual level, it bothers you. It bothers all of us. It’s disgusting. They beat our women. They rape them. Then, all too frequently, they murder them. We need our women to exist. They’re abandoning us because we’re weak. They want us to fight for them. They want us to put our foot down and tell them, “no!” They’ll scream, they’ll pretend to protest, but they’d be so very glad. They instinctively know if they have sex with these savages they’re more likely to be beaten or even murdered. They know that, yet they’re doing it anyhow. More by the day. Perhaps nothing disgusts a woman more than a man who is afraid to fight for her.

As Crime & Punishment mentioned, blacks consider white girls a status symbol and it’s absolutely true. I accurately described the motivation. It’s racial hatred for us, white men. For one, our women are the prettiest in the world. They are truly the gold standard of physical female beauty. None come close. But it ultimately boils down to humiliating us. Their hatred for us. It’s especially the ones who claim to be “cool” with us who hate us the most. If anything, such a black guy is merely using you to get to our women, all to humiliate you. Don’t be the guy to help him do that!

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Fraw

You can tell the guy is part baboon. It’s obvious. Look at the shape of his nose and his over hanging forehead. Lol. Mentally he failed to EVOLVE like others in his “herd” I am sure. Don’t even have to look.

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Anonymous

This is just one of hundreds of cases like this, when will white girls quit being so gullible

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Anonymous

all of u need to stop i knew her personality she lived on my street. this was no hate crime. this was another guy resorting to violence because he didnt get his way. as for david he WAS a friend untill this happened because of him no one will get to know Alyssa for who she was. to him she was just a toy.

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Fraw

It’s just another example of the adult male gorilla doing what they do, GOING APE. Happens somewhere in America daily. Just read Yahoo as I do. Violence is their solution. The Apes will rule the Earth. Planet of day Apes is prophecy. We had one for president for eight years. The revolution is coming!! Just looking at Cleveland and Detroit you can see the violence mounting. Ooh ooh ahh a snort snort!!

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Jim

If you are a White girl you stay as far away from Blacks as possible. They are savage animals.They will eventually rape you and/or murder you. If you are “lucky” you will only have a bastard Mulatto child like Obama or Colin Kapernick’s mother. If you do get married, it will not last.

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Anonymous

Why do you have so much self hate? If anything blacks need to stay away from whites. All these mass murders that keep happening … y’all got issues! Rip to the young lady.

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Mc5741

I love the “diverse community” thing. These things don’t happen in non-diveres communities. This is why people hate it when blacks move into their communities, because they bring their garbage, crime, and violence with them. It might not be P.C., but it is the truth.

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Anonymous

You are such a loser! So obsessed with black ppl… it’s pathetic. All y’all do is judge ppl without knowing their stories. I think all trump supporters are selfish (<<<you)hateful ppl. It's pretty sad they actually think being hateful will get them somewhere.

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Fraw

We know they’re innately born to steal. It’s only da Truth and it sets us free. Stick to doing laundry. You’re better at it!

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Mc5741

When will these girls get some brains about what black boys are, and when will their parents put a stop to them being with blacks? Blacks are not emotionaly equipped to handle a girl, especially a white girl, dumping them. Their goal is to have an attractive white girl, they’ll settle for a homely fat one, and being with a black girl is a last resort. Parents, get a brain and stop letting your daughters do this.

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Anonymous

Why are sooooo obsessed???? Did a black take your girlfriend? Are you mad cause a black dude private is bigger than yours?

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Sickofracists

Why make this about race?! It is obviously about another controlling a$$hole who couldn’t take no for an answer! THE END!

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Anonymous

yeah….and it happens a 100 times more black on white….but dont worry da black da victim

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Mc5741

You clearly do not understand the black mindset when it comes to white girls. That is their goal in life. Because of the no self control issues, they cannot handle being kicked to the curb by a white girl. It’s the ultimate put down.

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pburghkid101

If it was other way around you would have Rev Sharpton and rioting as top news for weeks. Same thing in Pittsburgh three weeks ago, alot of similarities

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pburghkid101

Actually there were two in Pittsburgh recently. I forgot about the girl who was shot in the head and lit on fire in Butler PA over the summer

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Anonymous

Rev. Sharpton don’t care about anyone but himself…when will ppl learn that black ppl don’t care about him. “Eyes rolled”

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Anonymous

Is that you, blacc amerika? Sure looks like you! Smh…y’all look alike and are all violent.

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AesopsRetreat.Com (@AesopsRetreat)

I didn’t understand why a boyfriend would slash his girlfriends throat – UNTIL I saw the photo of the boyfriend.
Then it ALL made sense.

And don’t call me a racist for saying what everyone was thinking. I am soooo tired of this PC bullshit and not being able to state the obvious. You don’t like the truth? Don’t read my posts.

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Mc5741

Also blame the girl’s parents for allowing her to even be with him in the first place.

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DENNIS

Well fools.. just look at her boyfriend,,, you can take the thug out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the thug… she got what she was looking for,, treated like a thug’s beeach…. Wake up you bimbos…. Just watch some Jerry Springer episodes,,, same old thing day after day…

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JOHN MAYOR

A carefully prepared treatment and comment on this blog… and on the subject of the exclusion of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Intelligence in the classrooms of America!… has just been rejected by this “Comment Hosting window”! Therefore, ALL OF THOSE who may be directly and indirectly harmed in the future, as a result of this Human Digital Rights breach, will fall on the shoulders of WHOMEVER was responsible for said breach! Unless, and of course, REPENTANCE is made, and the breach is RESCINDED! As the GOOD BOOK declares… and as paraphrased:… “Man may be mocked… BUT GOD, IS NEVER MOCKED!” And I will add… In Luke 10: 16, Jesus states to His servants– in advance of their mission:… “Whoever listens to you (a Christian Messenger!), listens to Me (Jesus Christ!); whoever rejects you (JC’s Christian Messenger!) rejects Me (Jesus Christ!); but whoever rejects Me (Jesus Christ!) rejects Him who sent Me (i.e., G-O-D!)!” [NIV]
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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JOHN MAYOR

To me, Alyssa Taft was a STAR in the making!… and, David Knight-Hollis KNEW THAT!… and desired control of a LUCRATIVE FUTURE INVESTMENT! To me, Alyssa Taft to David Knight-Hollis, was more than a mere friendly relationship!… she was his “ticket to success”!… and a “ticket” he was about to lose, FOREVER! David Knight-Hollis saw the “lights go on” for Allyssa Taft!… although, Alyssa Taft may have been oblivious to both his intent, and to her own potential, and increasing popularity! David Knight-Hollis believed he was in the possession of a “commercial and bankable gameplan”!… and he WAS NOT about to let “it” slip through his fingers!… after all, it was a sure thing!… A WINNER! She would be TRAFFICKED!… or she would die! And because… this sure thing WILL NEVER COME H-I-S W-A-Y AGAIN!
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Folks!… if you believe– FOR A MOMENT!– that our high school students are MERELY about homework, and a date out with friends, and potential partners, YOU ARE IGNORANT ABOUT THE YOUTH OF TODAY, AND, THE THE SOCIETY IN WHICH THESE YOUTH ARE LIVING! Yes… this COULD have been about a failed relationship between Alyssa Taft and David Knight Hollis… about failed Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Intelligence on both of their parts!… but, I believe, this was more! Folks, sexual harassment between men and women and between boys and girls, IS THE LEAST OF OUR CONCERNS!… it’s the sexual harassment that is based upon the need of some to have ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLIT(IC) CONTROL, that should be of P-R-I-M-A-R-Y CONCERN! And, as the DAILY REVELATIONS about what has been happening in Hollywood over the last few decades has CONSISTENTLY MADE MANIFEST, these cases of sexual harassment and assault, ARE MORE THAN MERELY ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT!… they are about E-C-O-N-O-M-I-C, S-O-C-I-A-L A-N-D– I truly believe, and suggest!– P-O-L-I-T(I-C) P-O-W-E-R!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Anonymous

……so is this hate crime?…smh…that only applies in the very rare case of white harming black….

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Crimes&PUNISHMENT!

No. Obviously a jealous rage crime. Couldn’t handle that she didn’t want him anymore.
White girls shouldn’t get involved with black guys. They are considered a ‘status’ symbol for them. Better to have a white girl on your arm & in your bed, than a black chick. Even into adulthood in some cases.
It’s unfortunate that youth brings so much ignorance & folly. We either learn from it, if we survive it, or keep paying the same price for our stupidity, for failing to learn.
Condolences to her family & loved ones.
May he never see the light of day outside a prison window.

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