Ridgewood man sentenced up to 15 years in prison

A 30-year-old Ridgewood man has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison after fatally stabbing his female roommate in the apartment their shared in September 2016.

Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter found Render Stetson-Shanahan, of Stanhope Street, guilty of manslaughter in the second degree in February. He was sentenced over Skype.

“The defendant in this case showed no mercy when he repeatedly plunged a knife into this young woman’s body,” District Attorney Melinda Katz said. “The victim’s heart was punctured along with her lung and a major artery.”

Carolyn Bush, 26, was found in the apartment bleeding profusely from numerous stab wounds, the DA said, after being stabbed multiple times in her neck and torso.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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