Man admits to killing 1, linked to 3 other murders

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - New accusation is coming to airy astir a Rutherford County antheral recovered blameworthy of kidnapping and sidesplitting a Greenville County, S.C. woman, with the FBI referring to him arsenic a serial killer.

Daniel Printz pleaded blameworthy Tuesday to the kidnapping and execution of 80-year-old Edna Suttles successful 2021. He was sentenced to beingness successful situation without the anticipation of parole and, arsenic a effect of a plea deal, volition not beryllium charged with thing other related to the case.

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The woody besides requires Printz to wage restitution to each different families progressive and admit his relation successful the deaths of Nancy Rego, Delores Sellers (Rego’s mother) and Leigh Goodman.

“Printz is simply a monster who has a agelong past of targeting, kidnapping, and sidesplitting women - causing unimaginable nonaccomplishment to his victims and their families,” said U.S. Attorney Corey F. Ellis for the District of South Carolina successful a prepared statement.

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A property league Wednesday revealed much details astir his crimes against the 4 women.

Delores Sellers died successful 2017 aft investigators accidental Printz gave her a deadly magnitude of medicine medication. She was 88 years old.

Sellers’ daughter, Nancy Rego, was changeable and killed by Printz a twelvemonth later. Investigators accidental days earlier her death, Rego signed powerfulness of lawyer implicit to Printz and that helium continued to person her Social Security deposits aft her death.

They besides accidental helium impersonated Rego to her family.

Leigh Goodman besides died successful 2018 soon aft gathering Printz, according to investigators. She was 61. Details of her decease person not been made available.

Edna Suttles went missing successful August of 2021. After she didn’t amusement up to enactment the adjacent day, coworkers reported her missing.

Investigators accidental the 2 met successful the parking batch of a Food Lion successful Travelers Rest. Printz bought a battalion of yogurt and the 2 near successful Suttles’s Jeep.

A search warrant revealed Printz drove the Jeep backmost to the Food Lion aboriginal successful the day and helium moved her into his car.

Printz was arrested the adjacent period connected weapons and car theft charges.

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He confessed to sidesplitting aggregate radical successful October 2021.

According to a hunt warrant: “Printz said that helium ‘hypothetically’ assisted a adjacent person with the euthanasia of a household member. He past stated, ‘That is 1 body.’ The person past had feelings of remorse and was going to ‘tell.’ Printz described the person arsenic the ‘second body.’ Printz went connected to archer investigators of different person helium was trying to help, but who besides ended up dying. Printz did not study the death, but alternatively disposed of the assemblage truthful helium could support collecting the friend’s societal information benefits. Printz besides described an incidental successful which idiosyncratic tried to rob him, but the robbery ‘did not enactment retired good for [the robber].’ He stated that aft the attempted robbery, helium drove to a agrarian area, disposed of the body, and cleaned up from the incident.”

Suttles’s assemblage was recovered successful May 2022.

“This lawsuit is the exemplary for however local, authorities and national agencies should continuously enactment unneurotic for the intent of bringing distant justice,” said Greenville County South Carolina Sheriff Hobart Lewis. “I firmly judge that if it weren’t for the collaborative efforts that this narcissistic antheral would person continued targeting and preying connected guiltless pistillate earlier taking them from their loved ones. I americium truthful thankful for the men and women who worked tirelessly to get Mr. Printz retired of nine and down bars for the remainder of his life.”

This lawsuit was investigated by the FBI, the Greenville County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office, the Rutherford County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Western District of North Carolina and the District of South Carolina. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin W. Holloway and Elliott B Daniels of the District of South Carolina prosecuted the case, on with Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Gast of the Western District of North Carolina.

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