- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A man who was on Connecticut’s death row for bludgeoning a 13-year-old boy to death with a sledgehammer is now facing life in prison.

The Republican-American reports that 38-year-old Todd Rizzo, of Waterbury, was resentenced Tuesday for the 1997 death of Stanley Edwards IV.

Rizzo is one of several death row inmates whose sentences were revised after the state Supreme Court ruled in 2015 the death penalty was unconstitutional.

Rizzo was 18 when prosecutors say he lured Edwards to his backyard and struck him with the sledgehammer 13 times. Officials say Rizzo made sure not to get the boy’s blood on his new car while dumping the body.

He later told police he wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.

Rizzo refused to comment at his resentencing.


Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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