Tuesday, October 6, 2009

OC man gets 15 years to life for killing wife

The Associated Press
Posted: 08/08/2009 10:31:19 AM PDT

SANTA ANA, Calif.—An Orange County man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife two years ago. Before the sentencing Friday, a lawyer for 48-year-old Terry Raymond Snyder Jr. of Tustin read a statement from Snyder expressing remorse for the killing.

In April 2007, Snyder attacked Yolanda Snyder in her home. After their three sons, ages 2, 4, and 7, fled to a neighbor's house, Snyder repeatedly stabbed his wife with a kitchen knife.
Before the murder, Snyder had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. A short time later, Yolanda Snyder filed for divorce.