Charges to court for Snook


MIDDLEBURG – Joshua Snook admited he stabbed his grandmother to death and asked police to shoot him. After that testimony, all charges sent to Snyder County criminal court for the Sunbury man accused of stabbing his grandmother to death and seriously injuring his grandfather in Snyder County. 27-year-old Joshua Snook’s preliminary hearing was Wednesday before District Judge Lori Hackenberg in Middleburg.




Snook is accused of stabbing to death 71-year-old Bonnie Snook and seriously injuring 72-year-old Dale Snook February 17 in Beaver Township. Snook is being held without bail and could face the death penalty if convicted of homicide.




Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch says a formal arraignment for Snook will be held in a few weeks and Snook will next be in court in June if he chooses to enter a plea. Piecuch says he is pleased with the ruling that Snook’s charges are going to court.




During the preliminary hearing, Selinsgrove State Police trooper Brent Bobb testified about what he found when he arrived at the scene of the crime. He said he saw Bonnie Snook with a wound on her neck, which was later determined as the cause of her death. He also testified that Joshua Snook admitted to him that he did go to the home and get guns the night of the crime.




Bobb described finding blood throughout the home. Bobb also said they found several knives, including one with blood and hair on the blade. Joshua Snook’s wife, 30-year-old Jennifer Snook, is behind bars also, charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the attack at 1542 Creek Road outside Middleburg. All of her charges will also go to court. (Ali Stevens)






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