January 11, 2013

Hearing in Keeseville murder case moved to Feb.


---- — ELIZABETHTOWN — A court hearing in the homicide case of Robert Rennie was moved to later in February. 

Three men face separate charges stemming from the death of the Keeseville man in an alleged gang attack last August.

Paul J. Taylor, 39, is charged with second-degree murder, felony gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Michael D. Rivers, 36, and Scott E. Denno, 19, are each charged with first-degree manslaughter, felony gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

All three defendants are from Keeseville. Held in Essex County Jail, they are represented by Essex County public defense attorneys. 

The status hearing was moved from Dec. 21 to Jan. 10, and it was adjourned again Thursday, according to the Court Clerk’s Office, since motions have been filed in each case.

The new date for court appearances is Thursday, Feb. 21.

Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague did not know at the arraignment whether trials for any of the men would be held simultaneously in the matter, and she could not be reached Thursday.

Rennie was found deceased Aug. 26 near the old iron bridge in the hamlet of Keeseville. Police said he was allegedly kicked and savagely beaten.

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