A mother was charged Monday with murdering the 8-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl.
Two Pennsylvania children, a boy and girl ages 8 and 4, found hanging in the basement together with a single dog leash. Their mother, Lisa Rachelle Snyder, claimed the boy was bullied because of his weight and took his sister with him in a double suicide.
Lisa Rachelle Snyder, 36, allegedly made internet searches for suicide methods shortly before police found the children in cardiac arrest in the basement of their Albany Township home, according to court documents. She is charged with first- and third-degree murder, child endangerment and evidence tampering.
“This is a horrific, tragic incident,” Berks County District Attorney John Adams told reporters.
Authorities allege that on multiple days between September 17 and September 23, leading up to the deaths, Snyder Googled the following search terms:
“Carbon monoxide in a car how long to die.”
“almost got away with it”
“I almost got away with it best episodes>”
“do a hybrid car produce carbon monoxide”
“does a hybrid car produce carbon monoxide while idling.”
She is accused of visiting a website that describes an effective way of hanging a person using a short drop/simple suspension,” according to a police affidavit obtained by Heavy.