Justin Willis and his family were about to catch a flight to Miami home when he called late Saturday afternoon. Originally, they were supposed to return to North Jersey on Monday, but as UConn’s pitcher said, “How can you stay here on vacation and feel good about anything?”
Justin and his younger sister Athena were watching TV around 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the family condominium in Surfside, Fla., Watching a Spanish drama on Netflix. They heard three sounds. Each was louder and more frightening than the other.