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Old 06-10-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
Casey Hulse
Rest in Peace Ben Rennick,

Ben Renick Rest in peace brother. Your contributions to this hobby will never be forgotten. I just wish we had known each other better. Very sad day.
Old 06-10-2017, 10:46 AM   #2
Casey Hulse
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Mo. - A reptile farm owner in Montgomery County was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday evening.

Montgomery County deputies were called to the reptile farm off of Highway RB because of a possible incident with one of the snakes.

When the deputies arrived at the farm, they found the owner, Benjamin B. Renick, 29, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Deputies said Renick was shot by an unknown intruder.

Renick is listed as the owner of Renick Reptiles, Inc. According to its website, the reptile farm is a 3,500 square foot facility that breeds and sells designer pythons.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is assisting with the investigation.

ABC 17 News will continue to follow this investigation, as it is still ongoing.
Old 06-10-2017, 08:50 PM   #3
Sure hope they find whoever did this to Ben. He was a great guy!
Old 06-14-2017, 09:29 PM   #4
So very sad. Such a loss!
Old 11-04-2017, 01:12 PM   #5
Rest in peace. So sad indeed! Any updates?
Old 01-17-2020, 02:33 PM   #6
There has finally been a break in the case.
Old 01-17-2020, 05:05 PM   #7
More details in this article. Just... wow. Such a waste.

Two people charged in deadly 2017 shooting of Mid-Missouri snake breeder

The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office has charged two people in the deadly 2017 shooting of a snake breeder.

It is bittersweet to be able to give the Renick Family some answers today.

Michael Humphrey, 35, of Jefferson City, and Lynlee Renick, 31, of New Florence are charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to court documents, Renick shot and killed her husband, Benjamin Renick, inside his reptile farm near New Florence on June 8, 2017.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Benjamin was shot several times, including once in the head but nothing was stolen from his business.

A person who Lynlee was having an affair with came forward with new information over the shooting in January 2019, according to court documents. Troopers said the witness told investigators Lynlee was afraid her husband would take their children.

Lynlee allegedly discovered Benjamin planned to end their marriage.

Court documents say Lynlee was also struggling to financially manage her spa business in Columbia, which is now closed.

The highway patrol said Renick and a worker came up with a plan to kill Benjamin with a protein drink laced with narcotics. According to the probable cause statement, Benjamin became sick after he drank the poisonous cocktail but didn't die.

Troopers say Humphrey, Lynlee's ex-boyfriend, joined the plan to kill Benjamin after the failed poisoning attempt. Humphrey decided not to kill Benjamin on the day of the shooting over fears Lynlee would regret killing her husband, according to court documents.

The probable cause statements claim Lynlee shot and killed Benjamin after Humphrey changed his mind.

A third person listed in court documents allegedly helped Lynlee and Humphrey communicate the plan to kill Benjamin.

At last check, that person hasn't been charged.

Renick and Humphrey arrests were in the Montgomery County Jail on Friday on no bond.

Also this was posted on another site:
Old 01-17-2020, 06:24 PM   #8
I seen this earlier but at work. His wife. Unbelievable....
Old 01-17-2020, 06:26 PM   #9
I hope they get their just desserts for doing this to Mr Rennick.
Old 01-17-2020, 07:13 PM   #10
Sometimes you really do hope that HELL is real and people who deserve it wind up there.

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