Mother ordered to trial in deaths of 2 young children in Berks County

  • The Associated Press

Courtesy Berks County District Attorney's Office

Lisa Snyder, of Albany Township, Berks County, is facing homicide charges in the deaths of her two children.

(Reading) — A mother has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths two young children found hanging in a midstate basement last fall.

A Berks County district judge made the ruling Wednesday in the case of 37-year-old Lisa Snyder. She’s charged with first- and third-degree murder, child endangerment, and evidence-tampering in the September deaths of 4-year-old Brinley and 8-year-old Conner.

Her attorney called the prosecution case “speculation and guesswork.” The judge scheduled Snyder’s formal arraignment for March 12.

Prosecutors must let the court know by that date whether they plan to seek the death penalty in the event the defendant is convicted of first-degree murder.

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