Lisa Snyder: Woman who had sex with pit bull and hanged her kids doesn't want to reveal 'lewd' Google searches

Attorneys for the 37-year-old admitted that the search history could be perceived as 'lewd, lascivious and or/ unduly offensive' and prejudice the jury


                            Lisa Snyder: Woman who had sex with pit bull and hanged her kids doesn't want to reveal 'lewd' Google searches
Lisa Snyder (Berks County Jail)

Pennsylvania native Lisa Rachelle Snyder, who has been accused of having sex with her family pit bull and then fatally hanging her two young children, stands to face execution if convicted for her crimes. Prosecutors in the case are seeking capital murder charges for Snyder over the death of her son Conner, 8, and daughter, Brinley, 4, who died in the basement of their Berks County residence in 2019. In a recent development, Snyder wants her internet searches to be kept away from the jury. She reportedly googled the term 'I almost got away with it', a TV series that profiled criminals who evaded justice for years, sometimes decades, until the law finally caught up with them. Attorneys for the 37-year-old have admitted that her search history could be perceived as "lewd, lascivious and/or unduly offensive." The lawyers also said that handing her previous browses over would fairly prejudice jurors, according to a Sun report. 

Snyder's children were found hanging by a dog leash with two wooden dining room chairs found knocked over nearby. Previous court papers, that were seen by The Morning Call, show the accused murderer allegedly Googled "carbon monoxide in a car how long to die," "hanging yourself," and "I almost got away with it best episodes," in the weeks before the deaths. She also ordered a dog leash using her phone. Snyder's lawyers have claimed this week that she had a "chronic history of severe mental disorders," according to the Morning Call report. They added that the illness gave her a "desire to protect her children from feelings of abandonment and/or to alleviate the painful feelings and situations they were experiencing at the time." Her attorneys have also requested that she be tried in her home county and for the bestiality charge to be tried separately from the murder counts. Prosecutors have opposed both requests. 

Snyder has been charged with first and third-degree murder, tampering with evidence, endangering the welfare of children, and sexual intercourse with a dog. Conner and Brinley died after being taken off of life support. This was three days after they were found unresponsive from the basement of their home. An occupational therapist who worked with Conner told investigators that the boy had physical disabilities that would make it impossible for him to work the clasp on the dog leash. This quashed Lisa's claim that this was Conner's attempt of ending his life after being bullied but that he didn't want to die alone, she had told a 911 dispatcher, to try to make it look like a suicide. Police have viewed multiple videos that state the opposite as Conner was seen laughing alongside his supposed intimidators. A teacher, a couple of students and a bus driver who knew Conner also confirmed that he was a happy kid and had a lot of friends.

While investigating the deaths, detectives discovered sexually explicit photos of Lisa having sex with the dog - a black pit bull mix weighing 50 pounds that she said she'd given away- prompting animal cruelty charges that she faces. A hearing is set for February 25 over the defense motion that opposes the use of her internet history.

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