SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (PIX11)– Officials in Syracuse are trying to figure out how a man was able to cut off his police monitoring cuff, abduct and rape a child then kill her mother.
Cops say David Renz, who was already charged with possessing child pornography, abducted the woman and her child as they left gymnastics class at a suburban mall.
Renz allegedly drove the victims to a rural area, stabbing the mother to death before assaulting the child.
The little girl escaped and was helped by a passing car.
Police caught Renz nearby
Renz is charged with first degree rape, kidnapping and murder.