Accused murderer and child rapist David Renz arraigned, pleads not guilty
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:59:12 GMT — Accused murderer and child rapist David Renz, 29, was arraigned on a 37-count indictment in Onondaga County Court Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to all charges.Renz appeared in court shackled at the waist and wrists and stood quietly as his attorney, Kenneth Moynihan, entered the not guilty plea. The arraignment lasted about 10 minutes. Judge Thomas Miller did not permit cameras in court. Moynihan, did not indicate that they will seek a change of venue for the trial and did not comment on if Renz will seek an insanity defense. The Onondaga County District Attorney??s office said, "we will continue to comply with the appropriate rules?| will make no further comment about the substance of this case." Renz is accused of murdering Liverpool school librarian Lori Bresnahan, 47, and raping a 10-year-old girl as they left gymnastics class at Great Northern Mall on March 14. On Wednesday, Renz was issued a 37-count indictment on charges of kidnapping, rape, criminal sexual act, murder, and sexual assault related to the brutal attack and murder in Clay. If convicted, Renz faces life in prison without parole. Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, at a new conference on Wednesday, said comments to the media will be limited in order to assure Renz gets a fair trial. Renz was arrested in January on separate federal child pornography charges and was out on a pre-trial release program when he slipped out of his monitoring bracelet on March 14 and attacked Bresnahan and the little girl. Fitzpatrick said Wednesday that Renz??s removal of his ankle bracelet is still under investigation. A trial date for the child pornography charges was set for June 3, although other legal action could delay the start of that trial.
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