Ohio parents arrested nearly 6 years after allegedly killing their 8-year-old adopted child and abusing 5 of their other children

Parents from Ohio have been charged and arrested nearly six years after allegedly killing their 8-year-old son and abusing their five other children.

According to prisoner records obtained by People on Friday, John Snyder II and Katherine Snyder was detained at Clinton County Jail in New York on Monday night and will be extradited to Hamilton County in Ohio. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said Katherine was arrested along with an assistant to the U.S. Marshals Service on a murder warrant from Ohio’s Springfield Police Department. Clinton County Sheriff David Favro said at the time, according to the NY Sun:

“It just goes to show that we never know who’s in any given community and it’s always in everyone’s best interest to know their surroundings and people have to be vigilant.”

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The arrest stemmed from an indictment of 26 counts, including aggravated murder, felony assault and child endangerment, following the death of their adopted son. Adam Snyder in October 2016. According to court documents obtained by WCPO 9John and Katherine allegedly did not feed the boy for over a month – from September 1 to October 5. He was pronounced dead in hospital on October 5, with a coroner ruled his death as a homicide due to severe trauma. the head. Death records also reveal that “[w]widespread acute bronchitis” also contributed to Adam’s death, Law & Crime.

However, no fees were filed at the time. However, the nature of Adam’s death meant that Katherine and John lost custody of their five other children, four of whom were also adopted. Based on WCAX 3, authorities confirmed the children all showed signs of physical abuse and neglect. The store also noted that they were severely malnourished at the time.

Every Law & Crime, the parents then sued the Hamilton County coroner in 2019 and 2020 to change the cause of death because they hired medical professionals who insisted Adam was not murdered. They said:

“Three separate experts have independently concluded that the mode of death is not murder.”

In 2020, both accused medical evidence that Adam died of natural causes and argued that the coroner had made “many errors” in the verdict. However, both cases were dismissed. The couple also left Ohio and moved to Clinton County after 2017, WCAX report.

It is not clear why the charges were filed nearly six years later. But their biological daughter, Allison told WCPO that Katherine and John were arrested “blindly”, as it happened during a court-supervised visit with the rest of the children. OH…

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[Image via Clinton County Sherrif’s Office]


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