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Arizona parents of rich-kid gang member charged with murder allegedly tried to cover his tracks: report

The millionaire parents of a teenage gang member accused of killing a 16-year-old classmate last Halloween weekend in Queen Creek, Ariz., were arrested after Preston Lord’s assault and death, according to reports. He is suspected of helping to cover up the incident.

Police refer to the teenage gang as the “Gilbert Goons” in thousands of pages of recently released documents obtained by FOX 10 Phoenix.

Treston Billy (18), Jacob Meisner (17), Taylor Sherman (19), Taran Renner (17), Dominic Turner (20), William Owen Hines (18), Taryn Vigil (17) are all charged with Lord’s murder.

A witness told police on Nov. 4 that Renner appeared to admit to a friend that he was the first to confess. hit the host at a party According to FOX 10, the incident allegedly occurred in a Phoenix suburb over a $10 gold necklace stolen from one of Lorde’s friends.

Renner’s parents, Becky and Travis Renner, owned multiple Orangetheory fitness studios in different states.

Becky reportedly took the 16-year-old boy to a lawyer after Lorde assaulted him, and “the lawyer told him to ‘get off’.” [not in trouble] This is because the number of children said to have been involved was large. ”

Renner’s family allegedly transported him to a cabin in Show Low, about three hours away from their Maricopa County home, his father’s ex-girlfriend told police, according to local news outlet AZ Family. Ru.

Renner’s lawyer advised his family to allow time for Renner’s hand to heal before taking him home, the outlet reported, citing police documents.

Additionally, less than two weeks after Lord’s murder, despite widespread rumors that he was under investigation for a teenage victim, Renner was arrested on Nov. 10 at his high school. He was cleared to play football at American Leadership Academy (ALA) Gilbert North. death.

He was named Player of the Game the next day, according to 12News.


Taran Renner’s parents, Becky Renner (left) and Travis Renner (right). Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff escorts him out the back door after attending his son’s first court appearance in Durango Juvenile Court in Phoenix on March 7, 2024. Joel Angel Juarez/Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

The ex-girlfriend also told police that Renner is “very aggressive” and that “when he gets angry, he gets angry,” AZ Family reported.

“As new evidence came to light, steps were taken to remove the student from the school and fire the football coach,” an ALA spokesperson told the outlet.

On Oct. 31, after police announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Lord’s arrest, one of the suspects sent a text message saying: [$10,000]” reported FOX10.

Renner’s attorney did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s inquiry.

All defendants are charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping.


Group of young men showing various facial expressions, linked to Queen Creek incident in Preston Road attack
Treston Billy (18), Jacob Meisner (17), Taylor Sherman (19), Taran Renner (17), Dominic Turner (20), William Owen Hines (18), Taryn Vigil (17) are all charged with Lord’s murder. AZ family

Billy, Meisner and Turner are also charged with aggravated robbery.

All have also pleaded not guilty and are being held on $1 million bail each.

The suspect’s parents have not been charged in Lord’s death, according to AZ Family.

Lord’s parents, Nick Lord and Autumn Curiel; the arrestees said This “represents a step toward accountability and justice for our son Preston,” according to a statement released by their attorney after police first announced the suspect’s arrest.

Police first responded to a report of an assault in the area of ​​194th Street and Via del Rancho in Queen Creek on October 28, 2023 at 9:49 p.m.

Authorities later found Lord “in the roadway” and transported him to a nearby hospital to be treated for “life-threatening injuries.”

He was pronounced dead on October 30th.

Lawyers for Lord’s family declined to comment, citing the early and ongoing stages of the prosecution process.

FOX News’ Luis Casiano contributed to this report.

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