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Man pleads no contest to killing 5-year-old son in Great Falls

Antonio “Tony” Renova
Emilio Renova and Stephanie Byington
Posted at 3:53 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 17:53:11-05

GREAT FALLS — A man pleaded no contest in Great Falls on Tuesday to a charge of deliberate homicide for killing five-year old Antonio "Tony" Renova.

Emilio Renova was charged for the November 2019 death of his son; Tony's mother Stephanie Byington was also charged for his death.

Prosecutors have agreed not to make a sentencing recommendation and will leave the sentencing of Renova up to the judge.

Sentencing for Renova is scheduled for April 29, 2022.