Love is a powerful emotion

Love is a powerful emotion. But the opposite of love, or whatever happens when a relationship ends the flood of emotions that are releashed can be just as powerful. And the relationship may end, but the feelings seem to go on for a long time.

McKay Ian Codrington, 40 and his wife Renee Codrington, 32 got a divorce last month. Now McKay C. is in jail charged with felony fleeing and eluding, trespassing, larceny, resisting arrest and stealing his ex-wife’s car.

Probably, there will be more charges later. Codrington has confessed to arguing with his ex-wife, and he confessed to punching her in the face. Then he says he straddled her and choked her until she quit breathing. Her parents were the ones who found her.

Codrington stole his ex wife’s car, and fled to Key West, where he was picked up and held on the above charges.

When a couple argues, usually both want to win. Sometimes they want to win at all costs. Ok, Renee will no longer be arguing with McKay. He will no longer have to suffer whatever the percieved problem was. Does that mean he wins? While he is sitting in prison, will that bring him some comfort- to be able to say “I guess I won the argument”? Did he really win?

No parent expects to outlive their child. These parents walked in and found their child’s beaten body. She was an adult, but still their child. The had no say so into her decisions, into who she dated or married. Now they have the job of doing the last thing that a parent ever wants to do for their child. Call 911 and make arrangements for a funeral. No parent should outlive their child.



  1. Kelly said,

    March 17, 2006 at 4:09 am

    Mrs. Codrington was my chemistry teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas HS during ’02-03. I now attend FSU and was shocked to go home for Spring Break and check the Saturday paper to find out such. I really liked her and just find it hard to believe something like that happened to her. I remember seeing her with her husband a few times too. It just goes to show you really have no idea what some people are going through at home. And for her parents to not only have to deal with losing her, but also to have had to be the ones to discover her… I am just speechless.
    Some people are just really sick… I too wonder what he is thinking now as he rots in jail, soon to be prison. Does he feel remorse? I guess it doesn’t really matter now, does it?

  2. March 17, 2006 at 4:31 am

    I was wondering something similiar. I mean he obviously wanted the last word, or to dominate and control. He wanted to win that disagreement. Well, I guess he won, if the last person standing is a winner. But I wonder just how important that argument is to him now. I wonder if winning is still worth it to him.

  3. Bob said,

    April 12, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Renee was my environmental science teacher at Pine Crest my senior year. She was murdered in the middle of our term. You know the song fast car by tracy chapman…well im at college now and this song came on and i saw the woman singing and she reminds me of ms codrington. i had to look her up on the internet except i didnt remember her first name…i miss her…what a sad song.

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