Highschool soccer participant accused of beating teen to loss of life at occasion hid in dad’s cabin after assault, bragged about ‘closed casket funeral’: report

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Highschool soccer participant accused of beating teen to loss of life at occasion hid in dad’s cabin after assault, bragged about ‘closed casket funeral’: report


The Arizona highschool soccer participant accused of beating a teen to loss of life at a Halloween occasion final yr was allegedly hidden away by his household after the assault and bragged the boy’s funeral was a closed casket service.

Talan Renner, 17, together with the opposite six accused attackers have been held on $1 million bond and have pleaded not responsible in connection to the killing of 16-year-old Preston Lord.

The Queen Creek Police unearthed new particulars about how Renner was moved by his father, Travis Renner, to the household’s $850,000 cabin in Present Low — three hours away from his dwelling — days after Lord’s loss of life, in keeping with paperwork reviewed by AZFamily.

The claims have been allegedly made to police by his father’s ex-girlfriend — who shared she had damaged up with Travis Renner earlier than the horrifying homicide however was nonetheless shut with the household and nonetheless had entry to the daddy’s bank card historical past, in keeping with the 1,100-page report.

Travis Renner (L) is alleged to have helped his son, Talan Renner (R), flee to their household cabin following the loss of life of a fellow teen he’s suspected of beating to loss of life. YouTube/AZFamily

She claimed to have messaged Renner — described as a “fighter” and an “offended child” — on Snapchat whereas he allegedly hid on the cabin about three hours away from his dwelling, the place he shared a photograph of him “strolling the household canine, Gucci.”

She claims that within the photograph, the accused killer teen’s jaw was swollen.

His father’s ex then revealed to regulation enforcement that the Renner household lawyer had allegedly suggested them to let his “fingers heal” earlier than coming again to his hometown of Gilbert.

She allegedly instructed police that Renner “holds in numerous aggression,” and “when he snaps, he snaps.”

She shared she determined to make the report after seeing the shortage of regret her ex’s son had following the discharge of video surveillance allegedly displaying Renner bragging about getting away with Lord’s homicide and the way the 16-year-old was given a “closed casket” funeral due to how badly he was crushed, in keeping with the outlet.

Renner was described as a “fighter” and an “offended child” by his father’s ex-girlfriend. YouTube/AZFamily

Ashley Reynolds, a former worker of Travis Renner at Relentless Media Company, instructed the Arizona Republic final month that Renner’s father and CEO, Adam Kifer, allegedly mentioned transferring his son to the cabin and shifting the blame on one other boy concerned within the lethal assault.

The previous govt assistant at Relentless claimed the 2 males requested her to assist with the “disaster” and commonly offered updates to her in regards to the case.

Reynolds, who’s a mom herself, mentioned she by no means bought the “alternative” to resolve for herself to become involved, and after two months of not being unwilling to assist them with their scheme, she was fired, in keeping with the outlet.

Preston Lord was killed after being attacked at a Halloween occasion in Queen Creek, Arizona final yr. AZFamily

“I can’t think about being a mother and shedding a son and having individuals on the market understanding what occurred and never coming ahead,” she instructed the outlet.

Renner and 6 different alleged bullies who referred to themselves because the “Gilbert Goons” have all been arrested over their alleged involvement in Lord’s loss of life on Oct. 28 throughout a Halloween occasion in Queen Creek — about 40 minutes east of Phoenix.

As many as 15 suspects carrying ski masks attacked Lord, one witness mentioned. The teenager died from his in depth accidents at a hospital on Oct. 30.

Renner, together with the opposite six accused attackers have been ordered held on $1 million bond and have pleaded not responsible. AZFamily

The teenager allegedly boasted to a good friend on-line that he mistakenly “killed” Lord throughout a battle — which was sparked after one other suspect, Dominic Turner, 20, also called “D Cash,” allegedly stole a sequence from a good friend of Lord’s.

Within the police paperwork obtained by AZFamily, a witness instructed police they acquired a Snapchat message from Renner after the assault, the place he allegedly admitted to killing Lord.

“I bought in a battle, an enormous group battle and I unintentionally killed a child,” Renner allegedly wrote in a Snapchat message, police mentioned. “I assume I’m simply too sturdy.”

One other suspect within the deadly beating, Talyn Vigil, 17, later confessed on Snapchat to attacking Lord, authorities mentioned.

“I hit a child and this child hit his head,” Vigil wrote to a good friend, in keeping with a police report. “After which they kicked his head within the floor after which I bought phrase he died so idk.”

A good friend near Renner instructed police that he “hammer pounded Preston within the face 4 occasions and everybody surrounded him and began kicking him” through the assault.

Supporters of Preston Lord collect across the Gilbert Civic Middle in a Gentle the Evening stroll on March 28, 2024. Sam Ballesteros/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

“Preston is mendacity face down, somebody climbed over and ‘danced on high of him,’” the witness instructed police.

A separate witness additionally was in a position to shed extra gentle on what occurred through the assault, telling police that when Lord was “on the bottom, the group of children started recording and ‘humping’ the person” whereas he laid their dying “earlier than all of them ran away.”


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