- 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

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide