Authorities say they have a suspect in custody in the death of a woman who was attacked in front of a 10-year-old girl who was with her during a carjacking and kidnapping Thursday night at Great Northern Mall in Clay.
Police say the suspect kidnapped the victims, raped the girl, and stabbed the woman [to death]. Police say there is no indication he knew the victims.
New York State Police Captain Mark Lincoln spoke to reporters at a news conference Friday morning at State Police barracks in North Syracuse
A spokesperson at Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan's office tells CNY Central that Renz removed a monitoring bracelet that he was required to wear prior to the attack. Renz was previously charged possessing child porn and was released from custody in January.
According to court papers, Renz was previously charged for possessing more than 100 gigabytes worth of child porn on an encrypted hard drive that contained more than 500 videos and more than 3,000 images.
When Monitoring Bracelets Fail
From Syracuse comes a horrific story involving suspect David J. Renz,a man who had previously been convicted of possession of child pornography and was apparently released back into the community with what has become the ubiquitous electronic monitoring bracelet. That safeguard did nothing for Lori Bresnahan and her 10 year-old daughter: