Trial against businessman Bob Snyder begins

5 p.m. update:

SUNBURY – The alleged victim of the Robert Snyder attempted murder case continued her testimony in Northumberland County Court Monday. After stating her side of the alleged incident, Kimberly Snyder, Robert’s wife, in her cross-examination denied claims she touched her husband after he allegedly put her against a wall in a bedroom during the incident. She also denied going after him during an argument about their daughter’s college situation.

 

There were also questions about how the bed where the alleged incident occurred was left. Robert Snyder’s attorney Michael Rudinski, displayed pictured evidence of the bed made up. Kimberly Snyder claims she didn’t touch the bed, trying to leave the home.

 

State police Cpl Charles Molecavage, Patrol Supervisor at PSP Stonington at the time, also testified. He says while trying to get Robert Snyder to take a GSR (Gun-Shot Residue) test, the trooper says he wrote in the report Robert Snyder said “If he didn’t have a reason to kill his wife, he does now.” Rudniski made the argument that Robert Snyder had asked for an attorney first several times.

 

The alleged incident occurred in February 2015 when an argument between the couple turned violent. Robert Snyder is charged with attempted criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault. The trial continues Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.

1 p.m. update:

SUNBURY – The victim was the first witness in the Robert Snyder Jr.  attempted murder case in Sunbury. Kimberly Snyder was on the witness stand Monday morning saying a 2015 incident at their home was initiated and escalated by Robert. A gun went off during the chaotic events that followed.

 

During her testimony, Kimberly claims Robert said, “I’m going to kill you and myself,” and that she was barely able to escape their Packer Island home alive.  She wasn’t hurt by gunfire but did sustain minor injuries.

 

Robert’s attorney Michael Rudinski said in opening statements—says Kimberly also attacked her husband during an argument and he tried to hold the gun back from her. He said her versions of what happened that night are inconsistent and keep changing.

 

Snyder Jr. is charged with attempted criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and simple assault. Witness testimonies continue this afternoon.

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