Pennsylvania mom whose kids were found hanging in basement 'murdered' them, had 'sexual intercourse with dog'
Snyder murdered her eight-year-old son Conner and her four-year-old daughter Brinley on September 23 inside their Albany Township home. She then covered up the murders and made it look like a bullying-related suicide
ALBANY, PENNSYLVANIA: Lisa Rachelle Snyder had reportedly told authorities that she had found her two children hanging dead in the basement after her son was bullied and had "made threats of doing this, but didn’t want to go alone".
However, the 36-year-old mother has now been charged with the murder of her children. We had previously reported that, on September 23, she told a 911 dispatcher that she found her children hanging from the opposite ends of a dog leash in the basement.
According to prosecutors, Snyder murdered her eight-year-old son Conner and her four-year-old daughter Brinley on September 23 inside their Albany Township home.
She then covered up the murders and made it look like a bullying-related suicide. Snyder was arrested on Monday, December 2, and charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, endangering the welfare of children, animal cruelty, and sexual intercourse with a dog," according to the police.
She is currently being held at the Berks County Jail without bail. Berks County District Attorney John Adams shared in a press conference, "Eight-year-olds, generally, that I am aware of, do not commit suicide. So, of course, we had questions."
"This is a horrific, tragic incident. I don't know if there is an explanation for her behavior at all. I don't think I can stand up here, nor anyone, and explain the horrific loss of two innocent children's lives," he added.
"I think it goes without explanation," Adams shared. Authorities alleged that the day before the children were found, Snyder searched the internet for information about "hanging yourself" and "how long to die" from carbon monoxide.
She also referred to Investigation Discovery's series 'Almost Got Away With It', according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast.
The police confiscated many items from the home after the children's deaths including cell phones, computers, and an X-box gaming system. They also revealed that they were on the lookout for a dog that had been reportedly given away before the incident.
According to a report by Pennlive, Snyder had told investigators that she owned the dog which was a black pit bull but she had given it away. Authorities reportedly found pictures and evidence which showed that she had intercourse with the dog.