David Renz, 29, charged with Thursday night’s carjacking and stabbing death of a 47-year-old school librarian and the rape of her 10-year-old daughter in the Syracuse, N.Y. Great Northern Mall parking lot, arrived for his first day of court yesterday with a broken nose he received from fellow inmates during his first day in the slammer, according to USA Today.
Renz appeared in federal court on Friday with a swollen face and nostrils stuffed with tissues as a result of his jailhouse beatdown.
According to his legal team, Renz was beaten by other inmates at the Onondaga County Justice Center where he was taken following his Thursday night arrest.
Renz was in court yesterday being arraigned on charges that “he abducted the mother and daughter as they left a gymnastics class in the Syracuse suburb of Clay.”
According to police, Renz raped the 10-year-old girl, stabbed the mother to death, and ran into some nearby woods.
Renz was captured shortly afterwards. The little girl had escaped and was found by a Good Samaritan who made the 911 call to police.
Prior to the rape and murder, Renz was wearing a monitoring ankle bracelet which he had disabled. He managed to remove the device which went undetected by the monitoring company.
He was wearing that electronic monitoring bracelet while awaiting trial on federal child porn charges.
Officials are now wondering why Renz was placed in the general population with other inmates, and how he was able to so expertly disable his monitoring device without notice.
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