David Renz Sentenced On Two of Four Charges

Mar 19, 2014

David Renz was in Syracuse Federal court for sentencing Wednesday for crimes he committed before he murdered a woman and raped a 10-year-old girl.  The prison terms for all the crimes combined will likely keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. 

David Renz was sentenced Wednesday for two of four charges against him
David Renz was sentenced on one count of receiving child pornography and five counts of possessing it. Judge Norman Mordue issued a 20 year sentence for receiving to run before concurrent 10-year terms for possession.  He pleaded guilty to the charges last year.  

He was on home detention a year ago March for these crimes when he disabled his ankle monitor and went out to commit murder and rape.  He admitted in court to going to a parking lot and car-jacking the vehicle of Lori Bresnahan before raping the 10-year-old girl and killing Bresnahan.  

Renz is scheduled to be sentenced on Murder and Predatory Child Sexual Assault charges in May - terms to run after the 30 years he faces on the pornography charges - which would likely stretch until he was 85 or older.   If ever released, he will be placed on federal supervised release for life, and will have to register as a sex offender.  

Federal officials have also reviewed grand jury testimony to consider Renz for the death penalty.