Man officially charged with homicide in Middleburg stabbing

homicideMIDDLEBURG – The man accused of stabbing and killing his grandmother in Middleburg is now facing multiple charges, including homicide, for the incident on February 17th.  District Attorney Mike Piecuch says Joshua Snook of Sunbury is facing charges including homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and several other counts.

Police say Joshua Snook went to the home of his grandmother, 71-year-old Bonnie Snook of Middleburg, where the woman was stabbed to death.  Snook is also accused of stabbing his grandfather, Dale Snook, who was seriously injured and spent several days at  Geisinger Medical Center.  Snook’s wife, Jennifer Snook, was also charged with homicide, for driving Snook to the home where the murder took place.  Both Joshua and Jennifer Snook are accused of plotting to take a gun from the grandparent’s home to threaten another man at a bar in Northumberland.

A preliminary arraignment for Joshua Snook is set for 1:30 p.m. today before District Judge Lori Hackenberg.  Snook will not be granted bail, since he is facing a 1st degree murder charge.  (Ali Stevens)



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