A New York man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for raping a girl and killing her mother after cutting off his ankle monitor last year.
David Renz learned his fate in Onondaga County Court after a judge said he hoped the penalty would comfort the victims' family.
The 30-year-old had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, admitting that he carjacked Liverpool librarian Lori Ann Bresnahan and her 10-year-old daughter March 14, 2013.
Renz stabbed and strangled the mother as she tried to stop him from raping her daughter.
He had been under federal monitoring on child pornography charges but cut off his ankle GPS.
Renz was sentenced earlier this year to 30 years in federal prison for possessing more than 11,000 images and 1,100 videos of child pornography. Daily Mail
Renz will be sent to a special prison where he will be separated from other inmates because he had his nose broken his first day after arrest.
"SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- David Renz, the murderer and rapist who was sentenced today to life in prison, will live in a special housing unit when he is transferred to the New York State Department of Corrections.
There, Renz won't be locked up in a single cell all day and night, as he has been at the Onondaga County Justice Center jail, his lawyer Ken Moynihan said"
"The day after his arrest, Renz was attacked by another inmate in Onondaga County's jail. His nose was broken. Since then, he has been in protective custody. Moynihan said he's been kept separate from other inmates and locked up almost all the time.
Part of Renz's agreement to plead guilty included the condition that he be kept in a prison program where he would be safe, but less confined than he has been, Moynihan said." Syracuse.com
Even Renz attorney was shocked by the things he heard and made him more vigilant in protecting his family.
Defense attorney Ken Moynihan says: “I know this last 14 months has been hard on the entire community. Nothing I can say can bring satisfaction to them. Mr. Renz has accepted the harshest penalty available under law.”
"This case has shaken the community," David Renz' defense attorney said in an interview with Michael Benny. "It's shaken me personally. It made me more vigilant with making sure my wife and children are safe." CNYCentral
Renz mother says she prays for the family every day:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Kathleen Renz, David Renz's mother, said she prays every day for the woman her son killed, the child he raped and their families.
Kathleen Renz spoke following her son's sentencing this morning in Onondaga County Court for murdering Liverpool school librarian Lori Bresnahan and raping a 10-year-old girl March 14, 2013 after abducting them in a parking lot of Great Northern Mall.
"We continue to pray for healing and restoration for the Bresnahan family," Kathleen Renz said.
She said her family was relieved to hear the news that her son would not be subject to a death penalty trial for his crimes. But she said her primary relief was not for herself and her family, but for his victims' families. Syracuse.com