Town of Clay: Murder and Rape Arrest

Town of Clay: Murder and Rape Arrest

CLAY (WENY)--- A Syracuse Community is still suffering as police continue their investigation into the tragic stabbing of a mother and the rape of her 10-year-old daughter.

This morning police say, the suspect, David Renz,was allegedly beat up on his first day in jail. Authorities say, Renz, 39, had a broken nose, when he appeared in federal court Friday.

Renz is facing charges that he kidnapped Lori Bresnahan, 47, and her daughter, Saturday night in front of the Great Northern Mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay.

Police said Renz raped the girl and stabbed the mother to death before running into the woods. The 10-year-old girl escaped and was found by a passing driver.

Renz was captured a short time later. He was previously charged with possessing child pornography and was released from custody in January.