The Essex County Courthouse.
Photo by Katherine Clark.
continued The three men were arrested following the death .
An autopsy determined that Rennie died due to blunt force trauma and internal bleeding. Sikirica said during Denno’s trial that there was a tear in Rennie’s liver due to blunt force trauma and that his lungs had been partially collapsed with blood pooling in his chest cavity.
Sikirica testified that with the injuries sustained Rennie may have survived his injuries at least 12 minutes and could have tried to run away before collapsing at the bottom of the hill.
Taylor will be the last of the trio to face criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree gang assault, and first degree manslaughter. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on June 10.
Sentencing for Denno and Rivers was originally scheduled for June 27 but moved to Aug. 8 so both can be sentenced at the same time, Langey said.