QUICK LINKS:

US won't seek death penalty in carjacking, killing

Created: 05/14/2014 3:19 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Federal authorities have decided against seeking the death penalty for the upstate New York man who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, then raped a 10-year-old girl and killed her mother last year.

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says the Justice Department has declined to authorize a death penalty prosecution on carjacking charges against David Renz.

He now faces life in prison at sentencing Friday in state court.

Renz admitted he carjacked the two on March 14, 2013, in suburban Syracuse, stabbing and strangling the mother as she tried to stop him from raping her 10-year-old daughter. He had been under federal monitoring on child pornography charges.

Renz pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and sexual assault against a child, which could have been withdrawn if federal authorities sought the death penalty.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Overcast
42°
50° | 36°
  • Feels like: 42° F
  • Wind: WSW 3mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Sat Mainly cloudy and rainy
    41° | 36°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    43° | 31°
  • Mon A few clouds
    54° | 34°
  • Tue Cloudy
    60° | 43°