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Syracuse man cuts through tracking cuffs; kills mother, rapes child

Posted: 6:41 PM, Mar 16, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-16 18:41:28-04

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.