CLAY, N.Y. - David Renz, the 29-year-old man accused of killing a woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter, was beaten while in jail Friday night.
On Thursday night, Renz abducted 47-year-old Lori Bresnahan and her 10-year-old daughter as they were leaving gymnastic class at the Great Northern Mall. After he bound Bresnahan and her daughter, this piece of shit raped the little girl while her mother remained unable to do anything but listen, unable to protect her.
Afterwards, Renz drove the both victims to a rural road where the little girl got to witness Renz stab her mother to death. No one is clear how the little girl escaped from the car, but she did, and ran to the road where a passing motorist found her and summoned help.
Renz fled on foot into some nearby woods, but was quickly located and apprehended by police without a struggle. He immediately requested a lawyer and refused to answer any questions. David Renz was arrested and charged with murder, rape and kidnapping. He is being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center.
One of his supervisors at James Street Wegmans, where Renz has worked since he was a teen, says Renz was regarded as a “trusted” employee and was manager material. However, in January, Renz was charged with possession of child pornography after investigators found about 100 gigabytes of child porn on his personal computer. He was fired from his job and has been unemployed ever since.
Prosecutor’s requested an extension of the time required for grand jury action so investigators could continue going over “numerous items of electric media” for additional evidence. The judge granted the request and Renz was released after agreeing to stay at home at night with an electronic monitor and away from any place where he might encounter children.
Obviously, Renz removed the ankle monitor and investigators are looking into exactly how was able to do so, and how he got around an alert that was supposed to go off if the monitor was removed.
While in custody at the Onondaga County Justice Center Friday, Renz got into fight with other inmates and ended up with a swollen face and a broken nose. Sheriff Kevin Walsh says he will not be moved into another facility, but is now under guard and in protective custody at the jail.
Bresnahan, who did not know Renz, had been a librarian in the Liverpool School District, serving at Willow Field Elementary School, and previously at Chestnut Hill Elementary School. I cannot imagine what her friends and family are going through today, and couldn’t possibly fathom the terror Bresnaham went through at the hands of Renz, forced to listened to him rape her daughter before stabbing her to death.