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Midstate man appeals conviction that he killed a Union County yogi

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 7, 2016 9:07 AM
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(Lewisburg) -- A  man contends he was entrapped into pleading guilty to killing a midstate yoga master in 2010. 

39-year-old Joel Snider is set to have a hearing on his appeal in Union County on Wednesday. 

He is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for pleading guilty but mentally ill to fatally shooting the yogi named Sudharman while burglarizing his Integral Yoga Center of Pennsylvania in July 2010.

The center was located in New Berlin. 

Snider contends he has a history of schizophrenia and depression and was held in solitary confinement before his guilty plea and was denied medication and other mental health treatments. 

State prosecutors have said in court papers that Snider's appeal is frivolous.

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