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Prosecutors: Renz’s horrific crimes while on pre-trial release beg for a longer sentence

David Renz faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a Liverpool schools librarian and raping a girl who was with her. He committed those crimes while awaiting trial on child pornography charges, and Federal prosecutors say he deserves a longer sentence in that case because of the severity of the other crimes.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – David Renz faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a Liverpool schools librarian and raping a girl who was with her. He committed those crimes while awaiting trial on child pornography charges, and Federal prosecutors say he deserves a longer sentence in that case because of the severity of the other crimes.

In January, Renz’s lawyer, Randi Bianco, asked a judge to take the killer’s hard life into consideration, a life dominated by deformity.

On Monday, Assistant US Attorney Lisa Fletcher submitted a memorandum asking for a longer sentence.

Prosecutors, however, say the nature of Renz’s crimes demands a much longer sentence than is typically warranted.

Renz is awaiting sentencing for the Federal child pornography conviction. Prosecutors have delayed sentencing in the child pornography case while mulling a push for the death penalty.

He has already been promised life in prison without parole for the murder of Lori Bresnahan and the rape of the little girl in March 2013 – crimes he committed while on pre-trial release for the Federal child pornography charges.

While receiving child pornography would typically mean a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, prosecutors say the scale of his other crimes demands a much longer sentence.

Prosecutors argue that Renz should instead be sentenced to 30 to 70 years in prison – along with a lifetime of supervised release.

In addition to the crimes he was sentenced for, prosecutors say the record of his juvenile sex crimes – which is sealed – along with the nature of the pornography he collected while awaiting trial, shows a high level of recidivism.

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