Alleged accomplice's statements could change Renert case

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Barry Renert, the man accused of threatening the owner of Seventh-Inning Stretch in Cooperstown in December, may end up with one less charge against him.

According to Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl, the attempted murder charge could end up being dropped against Renert, based on statements made by his alleged accomplice. Stephen Janiszeski was arrested in Florida on June 18 and is accused of traveling with Renert from Florida to Cooperstown and waiting in the car while Renert entered the business.

Based on statements made by Janiszeski, he alleges there was no intention to kill the owner of the store, where Renert had previously worked. Instead, the pair allegedly planned to rob the store.


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