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.
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.