Washington state suspect booked in woman’s death

PARKERSBURG – A Washington state man extradited to West Virginia on charges in connection with a woman’s death was booked into the Central Regional Jail at Sutton on Wednesday.

Chad Michael Renzelman, 32, of Kennewick, Wash., was arrested in connection with the death of Renee Honaker of Left Hand, Roane County.

Washington state police arrested Renzelman March 1 and charged him with first-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance. A spokeswoman for the Benton County, Wash., Superior Court clerk said on March 4 Renzelman waived extradition in a court hearing.

On March 5, Todd Honaker, husband of Renee Honaker, appeared before Roane County Magistrate Ronald White. According to court records, Honaker waived a preliminary hearing on charges of first-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance, LSD.

Police said the Honakers were using LSD during the night of Feb. 28. Todd Honaker said Renee fell to the ground and started convulsing, police said. She was rushed to the hospital, where she died.

Police said Renzelman mailed LSD to Todd Honaker, who gave the drugs to Renee, which killed her. Police said the two men apparently knew each other from college.