continued After a physical altercation involving all three men, Denno said they agreed to move their group to another place off of Route 9 and moved to a parking area near Frontier Telephone Company. Denno said he and Rivers carried Rennie, one on each side, to Frontier because Rennie was too intoxicated to walk.
Once there Denno said Taylor came from nowhere and punched Rennie in the back of the head. Denno then kicked Rennie three times before Taylor resumed kicking him.
Angela Rivers, at that time, came out and yelled they were going to kill him according to Denno’s statement.
Denno said “he’s done” Levison said.
Denno said when they left, Rennie was laying facedown in a fetal position but had seen him stand up and started walking down Mill Hill Road, holding his side as they drove away.
Denno told Levison when he got back to the Rivers home Taylor took off his boots up put them up saying “I put these boots to Robert tonight.”
Denno told Levison he felt extremely dirty and he “wanted to take a shower and scratch his eyes out.”
Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague is trying the case with Assistant District Attorney Michael Langey as co-counsel.
Attorney Joe Brennan, working for the Public Defender’s Office, is defending Denno.
Court proceedings will resumed at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday May 2. The court will hear testimony from Coroner Michael Sikirica and will continue with playback of Denno’s interrogations.
Denno was arraigned along with Rivers and Taylor last October; all three remain jailed.
Rivers will be tried separately as well, with jury selection set for May 21.