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Mom Who Found Kids Hanged Charged With Their Murders

Lisa Snyder was charged on Monday in deaths of 8- and 4-year-olds
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2019 12:34 PM CST
Updated Dec 2, 2019 1:51 PM CST
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(Newser) – The story, as Lisa Rachelle Snyder told it, was horrifying: The Pennsylvania mother called 911 on Sept. 23, saying that only minutes before she had discovered her two young children hanging from a support beam in the basement of their Albany Township home. She referenced her 8-year-old son, Conner, having been bullied and threatening suicide, and said he had told her he "didn't want to go alone." His 4-year-old sister, Brinley, was hanging with him, and the two died three days later. Now, a horrifying twist: Snyder was on Monday charged in their deaths, with the 36-year-old hit with counts of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and tampering with evidence, among other charges, reports the Morning Call. What's known:

  • The paper cites a news release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s office that states the children died from hanging and those deaths were ruled a homicide.
  • Snyder allegedly Googled a variety of terms around death in the week before the deaths, among them, "carbon monoxide in car how long to die," reports the Reading Eagle. Other alleged searches included "I almost got away with it best episodes" and "hanging yourself"; the latter search happened on Sept. 22, per court records, and resulted in a visit to a website on the topic.

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