A Waupaca County man sentenced to 23-years behind bars in the 2004 death of Kevin McCoy will not get a new trial. A judge dismissed the motion Wednesday in court.
Rory Kuenzi, 28, was convicted of hit and run and homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in November 2010.
On October 23, 2004, McCoy's body was found just north of State Highway 54, in the town of Farmington.
At the jury trial, a witness, Adam Klotzbuecher, testified that he observed Kuenzi who was intoxicated leave an under age drinking party driving his S‑10 truck south bound on Butts Road. Klotzbuecher testified he heard a thump, saw a shoe come up from Kuenzi’s truck and that Kuenzi then stopped and got out of his truck. Klotzbuecher says he helped Kuenzi carry McCoy’s body off the road. Kuenzi then left that location without leaving any information concerning his identity, address, or registration number of his vehicle.
Physical evidence left behind at the scene and testimony by reconstruction and visibility experts as well as DNA testing confirmed Klotzbuecher’s account.
On the Hit and Run Resulting in Death charge, Kuenzi was sentenced to eight years initial confinement in the state prison. On the charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants Homicide charge he received a sentence of 15 years initial confinement, consecutive to the Hit and Run Charge.
Kuenzi was also sentenced to additional 26 years extended supervision.
Kuenzi made headlines in 2009 for allegedly running down deer with a snowmobile. The charges were dropped in that case, but the state is appealing.