A guy from North Carolina has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for the recent kidnapping and murder of four people.
In a South Carolina district court while on trial for his involvement in Edna Suttle’s death, Daniel Glen Printz, 59, of Bostic, acknowledged killing four women, including Leigh Goodman, Delores Sellers, Nancy Rego, the daughter of Sellers, and Edna Suttle.
According to U.S. Attorney Corey F. Ellis for the District of South Carolina, “Printz is a monster who has a lengthy history of targeting, kidnapping, and killing women – bringing terrible sorrow to his victims and their families.”
“Every day of his life sentence has been earned, and having him incarcerated makes our communities safer. We are appreciative that the Court upheld the rule of law today, and we wish the families of the victims some degree of consolation.”
On the morning of August 27, 2021, the prosecution said that Printz left his residence in North Carolina and traveled to Travelers Rest, South Carolina, where he met Suttle, 80, at a Food Lion. Before he and Suttle visited her home, Printz bought a pack of yogurt, according to the Justice Department.
In a South Carolina courtroom while on trial for the murder of Edna Sutter, Daniel Printz of Bostic, North Carolina, admitted to killing four women.
In a South Carolina courtroom while on trial for the murder of Edna Sutter, Daniel Printz of Bostic, North Carolina, admitted to killing four women. (Office of the Sheriff, Spartanburg)
Later that evening, surveillance footage captures Printz and the Suttles leaving the Food Lion and returning, with Printz transferring a sedated Suttle into his. Then, after returning to the Food Lion, he took Suttle in his car over state borders to his house in Bostic. He had previously driven her car to a hotel parking lot.
Suttle’s coworkers alerted the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to her disappearance on August 28.
On Printz’s property, investigators discovered the victim’s keys, credit card, jewelry, and wallet, which were “concealed in a box intended for keeping bees,” according to the Justice Department. An opened yogurt cup that contained the medicines Lorazepam, Tramadol, and Cyclobenzaprine was also discovered and analyzed by authorities.
Daniel Printz, a serial killer, was given a life sentence in jail for the murders of Edna Sutter and three other women.
Daniel Printz, a serial killer, was given a life sentence in jail for the murders of Edna Sutter and three other women. (Office of the Sheriff of Greenville County)
After being charged, Printz aided law police in their search for Suttle’s body, which he had buried in Rutherford County, North Carolina, by working with them.
After prosecutors presented evidence in court connecting Printz, 59, to the deaths of Sellers, Rego, and Goodman, he later acknowledged to killing the three men. According to an affidavit, Charlotte resident Rego was dating Printz before to her abduction in 2017.
Since her disappearance, Rego’s family has been in email contact with a person posing as Rego, according to the affidavit. On Printz’s property, investigators later discovered some of Rego’s things, including prescription bottles for Tramadol, Lorazepam, and Cyclobenzaprine.
When the 59-year-old was implicated in the deaths of Sellers, Rego, and Goodman in court, Printz eventually confessed to their murders.
When the 59-year-old was implicated in the deaths of Sellers, Rego, and Goodman in court, Printz eventually confessed to their murders (Greenville County Sheriff Facebook page)
According to FOX Carolina, Printz allegedly shot Rego dead then killed Sellers by administering a lethal dose of a prescription drug. Goodman’s death occurred a few days after she met Printz, though it is unknown how she passed away.
Printz had already served roughly 20 years in a Michigan jail for the abduction of a different lady. Additionally, he had previously been found guilty of violence and assault as well as gun possession.
Sheriff Hobart Lewis of Greenville County, South Carolina, said in a statement: “I sincerely think that if it weren’t for the combined efforts, this narcissistic individual would have continued targeting and preying on innocent worm[en] before stealing them from their loved ones.” “I am extremely appreciative of the men and women who sacrificed a lot to put Mr. Printz behind prison for the remainder of his life and away from society.”
Lewis later noted that Printz preyed on defenseless senior women.
In order to bring justice to the families of the victims, the FBI Charlotte, the sheriff’s offices of Greenville County, Rutherford County, and the Western District of North Carolina and the District of South Carolina worked together.