Hofstra University on Long Island is in mourning today after a student living in off-campus housing was killed during a terrifying home invasion. Andrea Rebello, 21, was killed by police fire after ex-con Dalton Smith allegedly used Rebello as a human shield, and screamed, "I'm going to kill her." He had broken into the home Rebello shared with her twin sister earlier Friday morning. He was also killed in the gun fire.
The tragedy is made even more horrific by the fact that Rebello was a twin. Smith allegedly forced his way in after seeing the twins spending money at a local bar and followed them home. Now her sister will forever live with losing someone who was clearly both her sister and her best friend. All for a few bucks.
Two other people were present in the home during the invasion, one of whom was allowed to leave, and it's thought that she called 9-1-1 and alerted the police.