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Federal prosecutors still pursuing death penalty in Renz case

Federal prosecutors are moving ahead with their push to pursue the death penalty for a Cicero man who admitted to killing a Liverpool schools librarian and raping a young girl who was with her.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Federal prosecutors are moving ahead with their push to pursue the death penalty for a Cicero man who admitted to killing a Liverpool schools librarian and raping a young girl who was with her.

On Monday, prosecutors appeared in court to request the release of the grand jury minutes from the David Renz case so that they can review them.

Renz’s lawyer, Ken Moynihan, did not object to the request from the US Attorney’s office.

Accused of a host of felonies – including rape, kidnapping, and murder – Renz has pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree and predatory sexual assault in the first degree.

He faces life in prison without parole for killing Lori Bresnahan and sexually assaulting the child.

According to his plea agreement, Renz can withdraw his plea if the authorities pursue the death penalty.

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