Friends of murdered Ole Miss student speak out: Exclusive

Ally Kostial's friends describe the late college student's "sparkle" as the man accused of her murder, Brandon Theesfeld, is expected to appear in court.
2:25 | 08/22/19

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We turn now to new developments in the case involving an ole miss student killed last month. The suspect, one of her classmates, is due in court today. Now this morning, we're hearing exclusively from some of Ali's friend. Kaylee Hartung is in oxford, Mississippi, with more. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning, it was a month ago that ally kostial was last seen steps away where Brandon Theesfeld will appear. In an interview with her friends they were uncomfortable speaking about her complicated relationship with Brandon instead focusing on their treasured memories of their late friend. This morning, 22-year-old Brandon Theesfeld expected in court. The university of Mississippi student charged with murdering his college classmate ally kostial whose body was found with multiple gunshot wounds 30 miles from campus. This morning her friends are speaking out exclusively to ABC news sharing new video and images of the 21-year-old. I definitely miss her personality and her sparkle. I miss her smile a lot. I feel like even if she was upset she was always smiling to some degree and it was very genuine and it must made me want to smile too and be happy as well. Ally was very adventurous and brought that out in us a lot. Reporter: As investigators searched for the killer they released this leaving a local bar walking towards her ride share. Days later police arrested Theesfeld and charged him with her murder. Theesfeld remains in police custody. His attorney says his family will speak on his behalf at his hearing today. He's been very candid with us about the facts of the case. It's a very, of course, trying situation for him. Reporter: His father seen visiting him at the county jail last month. Would you like to say anything about his guilt or innocence, sir? Read the constitution. Reporter: Her friends telling us they hope the focus stays on their friend with the infectious smile. We just hope that people try to remember that it's about ally and the attention needs to be on ally because ally was incredible and she's truly missed. Reporter: Theesfeld's defense attorney tells us he will plead not guilty as he asks a judge for bond. Some of ally's klosest friends plan to be inside the courtroom today. They'll be wearing pink. Robin, that was her favorite We continue to think of ally. Her friends, her family. Thanks so much. Kaylee, appreciate it.

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