Woman charged with murder wants change of venue
MIDDLEBURG – A woman charged with her husband for a stabbing death in Snyder County has requested a change of venue. District Attorney Mike Piecuch says 29-year-old Jennifer Snook of Sunbury has filed a motion requesting a change of venue for a trial, due to pre-trial publicity.
However, Judge Michael Hudock says the request will be delayed until jury selection takes place. Also, Snook’s attorneys challenged the sufficiency of evidence presented at the preliminary hearing and Hudock says he will review the transcript from the hearing to determine if the evidence presented was sufficient to warrant a trial. Jennifer Snook is now scheduled to enter a plea to the charges against her at the end of the month.
Snook is charged as an accomplice along with her husband Joshua Snook in the death of 71-year-old Bonnie Snook and the assault of Dale Snook, at their Beaver Township home on February 17th. Jennifer Snook is charged with second-degree murder and conspiracy. Joshua Snook is facing criminal homicide, aggravated assault and robbery charges. His attorneys have requested a psychological evaluation for Joshua Snook.
Police say Joshua Snook went to his grandparent’s home to steal a gun and use the gun to confront a man at a bar in Northumberland. When Bonnie Snook tried to prevent him from taking the gun, police say Snook stabbed and killed her. (Ali Stevens)