Snyder County couple pleads in homicide case

MIDDLEBURG – A Snyder County man charged with criminal homicide and other related charges stemming from the Feb. 17, 2013 stabbing death of his grandmother, pleaded guilty to a count of criminal homicide on Thursday in the Snyder County Court of Common Pleas, according to court documents.

Joshua Snook, of Selinsgrove, also pleaded no contest to one count each of criminal conspiracy and aggravated assault, court documents indicate.

Snook’s wife Jennifer was also charged in the case as a co-conspirator, she pleaded no contest on Thursday to one count each of conspiracy to commit murder in the third degree, and burglary, court documents indicate.

Both remain incarcerated in the Snyder County Jail, pending further court action. Sentencing dates have not been set.

Police said Joshua Snook, 28, of Selinsgrove, stabbed his 71-year-old grandmother Bonnie Snook as a struggle ensued while he was attempting to steal a handgun from her home, in order to threaten a friend at a Northumberland bar.

Preliminary autopsy results confirmed Bonnie Snook died of a stab wound to her neck, according to the Snyder County District Attorney’s Office.

Joshua Snook also stabbed his grandfather Dale Snook during the struggle, police said.