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New Information in Snyder County Homicide

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — New information is revealed in court paperwork regarding Sunday morning’s homicide in Snyder County.

State police remained at this house on Creek Road near Middleburg, where Bonnie Snook, 71, was killed, and her husband Dale was seriously hurt over the weekend. Investigators named the couple’s grandson, Joshua Snook, and his wife Jennifer as suspects.

“We are confident that the responsible parties are in custody,” Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch said.

Piecuch says Joshua Snook got into a fight with a man at a bar before the homicide. Then Joshua and Jennifer went to his grandparents house to steal a gun.

According to court papers, Jennifer Snook waited inside her car which was parked at a cemetery. Joshua Snook went inside his grandparent’s house to get a handgun. While inside the house, state police say there was a struggle between Joshua and his grandparents. Dale Snook was stabbed in the arm, and Bonnie Snook was stabbed in the neck.

“Both Joshua and Jennifer Snook, husband and wife, were taken into custody within a mile from the scene,” Piecuch said.

Joshua Snook is currently in jail on a parole violation. Piecuch expects him to be charged soon in connection to his grandmother’s death. The D.A. had said that Jennifer Snook was charged with conspiracy to commit homicide but now says that is not correct. Jennifer is charged with burglary, conspiracy and theft.

“It’s a real shocker because neither of them were like that in school,” Jason Zechman said.

Jason Zechman lives down the street from Dale and Bonnie Snook. He lives with his grandmother and says he cannot imagine hurting her.

“I said, ‘you know gram, I could never do that to you.’ I’ve been here taking care of her since my grandfather passed away,” Zechman said.

Both Joshua and Jennifer are currently locked up in Snyder County Prison.


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