Renz case leads State Senate to pass bill
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A bill has passed the State Senate in light of the attack on a Liverpool librarian and a young girl.
The bill would make it a felony to tamper with an electronic monitoring device such as an ankle monitor.
Lawmakers were inspired by accused killer David Renz, who reportedly tampered with his ankle monitor 46 times, removing and reassembling it with duct tape.
Renz was supposed to be wearing the monitor when he allegedly attacked Lori Bresnahan and a 10-year-old girl.
State Senator Patty Ritchie introduced the bill, and State Senators John DeFrancisco and David Valesky cosponsored it.
The bill would add four additional years in prison if an offender tampered with their monitoring device then committed a violent crime.
The bill now heads to the State Assembly, where it is sponsored by Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak.
A candlelight vigil to honor Bresnahan will be held Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Griffin Visitor Center at Onondaga Lake Park.
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