Highschool soccer participant who allegedly beat one other teen to loss of life at occasion boasted of being ‘too robust’: cops

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Highschool soccer participant who allegedly beat one other teen to loss of life at occasion boasted of being ‘too robust’: cops


A highschool soccer participant who allegedly killed one other teen throughout a Halloween occasion in Arizona bragged concerning the brutal beatdown — gloating “I suppose I’m simply too robust,” police stated.

Talan Renner, 17, faces prices of first-degree homicide and kidnapping within the Oct. 28 assault on 16-year-old Preston Lord, who died from his accidents two days after being assaulted at a Halloween occasion in Queen Creek, about 40 minutes east of Phoenix.

Renner, one in all seven suspects charged within the lethal incident, boasted to a pal on-line that he mistakenly “killed” Lord throughout a combat on the occasion, insisting he was unaware of his personal power, in line with a police report obtained by KTVK.

Seven suspects, together with Talan Renner, 17, have been charged with homicide and different counts within the Oct. 28 beating of Preston Lord, 16, who died at a hospital two days later, police stated. AZFamily

“I obtained in a combat, an enormous group combat and I by accident killed a child,” Renner wrote in a Snapchat message, police stated. “I suppose I’m simply too robust.”

Renner additionally acknowledged the assault as he frantically fled the occasion with three different suspects, together with 19-year-old Taylor Sherman, 17-year-old Jacob Meisner and 20-year-old Dominic Turner, police stated.

“I might need hospitalized that child,” Renner instructed Sherman as they left, in line with police. “I hit him fairly exhausting.”

Cops responded to a chaotic scene on the large Halloween occasion filled with an estimated 250 teenagers and as many as 30 vehicles parked exterior.

“Somebody’s going to get damage, somebody’s going to get killed,” one witness instructed police. “These youngsters have weapons on them.”

One other caller noticed a few of the mayhem unfold.

“We’ve obtained youngsters operating with beer bottles,” the witness instructed police. “They’re hitting one another. We simply noticed two automobile accidents. I believe they’re two drunks.”

Buddies and supporters of Lord held a rally exterior the Gilbert Civic Heart in Arizona on Thursday to name for accountability within the teen’s high-profile beating loss of life. Sam Ballesteros/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

As many as 15 suspects sporting ski masks attacked Lord, one witness stated. The teenager died from his intensive accidents at a hospital on Oct. 30.

A dispute over a gold chain sparked the lethal beatdown, investigators imagine. Turner, also referred to as “D Cash,” had allegedly stolen the chain from a pal of Lord’s, police stated.

Renner, who stays jailed on $1 million bond, repeatedly struck the sufferer earlier than different partygoers joined the onslaught.

“Talan stated he hammer-pounded Preston within the face 4 instances and everybody surrounded him and began kicking him,” a pal of Renner’s household instructed cops.

Renner’s attorneys, Christine Whalin and David Cantor, depart Durango Juvenile Court docket in Phoenix following his preliminary court docket look on March 7. Joel Angel Juarez/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

An unidentified individual then climbed atop the injured teen and “danced” on him, authorities stated.

“When the male was on the bottom, the group of youngsters started recording and ‘humping’ the person on the bottom earlier than all of them ran away,” one other witness instructed authorities.

A seventh suspect in Lord’s loss of life, Treston Billey, 18, has been charged with first-degree homicide and kidnapping. All the accused attackers have been ordered held on $1 million bond and have pleaded not responsible.

“It is a end result of an intensive investigation and a essential step in getting justice for Preston,” Queen Creek Police Chief Randy Brice instructed reporters earlier this month. “To Preston’s household, we thanks on your endurance and religion in our efforts. We can’t think about what you may have endured.”

A number of witnesses on the occasion instructed cops they noticed Billey stomping on Lord’s head whereas he was already on the bottom, police stated.

Renner’s dad and mom, Becky and Travis Renner, left, depart Durango Juvenile Court docket on March 7 following their son’s preliminary court docket look within the beating loss of life of 16-year-old Preston Lord. Joel Angel Juarez/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

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

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

William Owen Hines, 18, who has been charged with homicide in the home occasion assault, allegedly implicated himself within the melee.

“Straight up bro, I used to be drunk, warmth of the second,” Hines instructed police, in line with the report. “I kicked him one time and I kicked his leg … Extra like one, two or three kicks after which began to again off.”

Weeks after the assault, Renner, who was charged in early March, performed soccer for his highschool, American Management Academy-Gilbert North, on Nov. 17. He was named as one of many gamers of the sport, KPNX reported.


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