Ellen Snyder Murder Sentencing Today, July 19, 2011

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Passive Observer

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#1 Jul 19, 2011
Today we will witness another one of the many sentencing disparities for which Albuquerque/Bernalillo County are so famous. Ellen Snyder, who filed for divorce from her husband Mike Snyder on April 2, 2002, will be sentenced to a mere 11 years for his murder. I write mere because when you add in the time served, and good time, she will probably do about 7 years or less. Ellen Snyder elocuted to having murdered her husband by shooting him after he ALLEGEDLY outed himself to her in 2002. There are those that suspect that is not the case, and that IF Mike Snyder came out to his wife, it was in a restaurant in Phoenix one month earlier than the divorce filing, which would put it at March, 2002, the last time Mike Snyder was seen alive. Be that as it may, in any other jurisdiction, this crime would be ENHANCED as a hate crime and Ellen Snyder would do considerably more than 11 years. But look at it this way, if it were the other way around: If it had been Mike Snyder that murdered his wife, bluffed his way through the divorce hearings in front of Judge Angela Juzang Jewell while represented by divorce lawyer William Abel DeRaad former Bernalillo County Assistant District Attorney (gosh, they work so well together it's a shame Judge Jewell retired!), could you conceive of Mike Snyder, or any other man, getting so little time, especially confessing that he had murdered his wife after she had said she was a lesbian? I think not. It's about time the US Department of Justice did a thorough study of sentencing disparities, and Civil Rights abuses in Bernalillo County's District and Metro Court. The Ellen Snyder case is just the latest in a series of outrageous sentencing disparities that begs for such a review.
Author Laurence Smith

United States

#2 Sep 30, 2011
I could not agree more. The sentencing of this woman for murder is outrageous. It also speaks to the total ineptitude of the police who were inept at looking closer at the wife. Police always look at the spouse first. There needs to be standarized sentencing in this country where in some states a murderer gets less prison time than a bank robber who didn't kill anyone.
susan

Cape Girardeau, MO

#3 Sep 30, 2011
I am outraged by what this woman did!! Not only did she kill her husband, self defense or not, and then enlisted the help of her innocent young son!! What kind of mother does that? She is a despicable person.
Wrong

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Sep 30, 2011
Author Laurence Smith wrote:
I could not agree more. The sentencing of this woman for murder is outrageous. It also speaks to the total ineptitude of the police who were inept at looking closer at the wife. Police always look at the spouse first. There needs to be standarized sentencing in this country where in some states a murderer gets less prison time than a bank robber who didn't kill anyone.
1. APD makes a lot of mistakes, to fix this we need to elect a Mayor and Council who will be willing to examine them and have an independent Police Watchdog group to do so, rather than letting them get away without accountability. Everyone needs accountability, APD is no more reckless than any other group, everyone needs it.
2. We do have sentencing guidelines, that movement went thru years back, and is responsible for what you see now That movement which extended sentencing removed rehab efforts, which is why we have more repeat offenders and less cooperation with police than before.
3. She did co-operate with police eventually, and her cooperation is why her sentence is not as great.

Since: Dec 08

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#5 Sep 30, 2011
She is not alone in this big lie about her husband abusing her, her attorney weaved a lot of spin too.

She should never be released from prison but it will happen with good behavior in a few short years, not 11 as sentenced.

What I truly cannot believe is their daughter stands behind her for killing her dad.

So much proof she planned it, so much proof that she should hang.

I bet her attorney even advised her to keep the lie going till the status of limitations is passed so she can have an easy sentence.

He never abused her, there is no proof of it, not one call to the police, not one friend was ever told he was abusing her.

This murderer should die in prison if not hung first.

Just watched it on TV and what a sorry liar she is, fake tears, oh boo hoo I got caught.
Norcal viewer

Vacaville, CA

#6 Sep 30, 2011
I can't believe this disgusting woman will ever get out of jail.
Nick

Oakland, CA

#7 Sep 30, 2011
I'm watching this story on NBC right now... SHE IS TERRIFYING. How can she ever be set free?
The Gloop

AOL

#8 Oct 1, 2011
Gloop.
Memphis Yodel

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Oct 2, 2011
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
She is not alone in this big lie about her husband abusing her, her attorney weaved a lot of spin too.
She should never be released from prison but it will happen with good behavior in a few short years, not 11 as sentenced.
What I truly cannot believe is their daughter stands behind her for killing her dad.
So much proof she planned it, so much proof that she should hang.
I bet her attorney even advised her to keep the lie going till the status of limitations is passed so she can have an easy sentence.
He never abused her, there is no proof of it, not one call to the police, not one friend was ever told he was abusing her.
This murderer should die in prison if not hung first.
Just watched it on TV and what a sorry liar she is, fake tears, oh boo hoo I got caught.
Hope she gets raped.

Didn't know her hubby jus' come out of the closet. Can't believe no one ever checked her story or her place.
Shaking My Head

Houston, TX

#10 Aug 19, 2012
This is unbelievable! She deserves a whole lot more!!
dpb

Westcliffe, CO

#11 Aug 19, 2012
It takes a real fkg nit-wit to "hope" someone gets raped: Pathetic excuse of a human being (if one can call them that) in fact. Further, we have a Justice System to avoid idiots like those second-guessing the Verdict. Sorry folks -- vigilante justices is dead, as are your brains apparantly.

Since: Dec 08

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#12 Aug 20, 2012
dpb wrote:
It takes a real fkg nit-wit to "hope" someone gets raped: Pathetic excuse of a human being (if one can call them that) in fact. Further, we have a Justice System to avoid idiots like those second-guessing the Verdict. Sorry folks -- vigilante justices is dead, as are your brains apparantly.
Not true, gangs kill members who try and leave the gang all the time. Pimps kill their girls when they cheat or want out all the time, do you think all those young girls found in ditches just happened to die there?

Or a body of a female found in the desert just happened there and died.

Call it what you want but that is still in a way viglante justice a gangs way, a pimps way or an outlaw motorcycle gangs way.

I do agree with you about that remark about "she deserves to be raped).

Now if a cop or other LE or corrupt politician ever gets sent to prison they deserve to be in the general population area and whatever happens happens.
really

Bessemer, AL

#13 Sep 4, 2012
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
1. APD makes a lot of mistakes, to fix this we need to elect a Mayor and Council who will be willing to examine them and have an independent Police Watchdog group to do so, rather than letting them get away without accountability. Everyone needs accountability, APD is no more reckless than any other group, everyone needs it.
2. We do have sentencing guidelines, that movement went thru years back, and is responsible for what you see now That movement which extended sentencing removed rehab efforts, which is why we have more repeat offenders and less cooperation with police than before.
3. She did co-operate with police eventually, and her cooperation is why her sentence is not as great.
Really she filed taxes on her dead husband.... She lied forever and only came clean after her son admitted to the police.. That he helped his mother.. He was abusive?? no proof ever was proved..He told he was gay.. She hired a guy to dig the hole and to come back and fill it in with trash... She does death.. The same sentencing she gave her husband... The father of daughter...
Cheeseman

Coweta, OK

#14 Sep 9, 2012
I can't believe she involved her son.:(
I don't believe one work that comes out of her lying mouth. Plus the worthless bi*** stole from all of us, cashing his disability checks. When she gets out of prison, a taxpayer group should sue the slug (a kinder word that the one that ends in t) in Civil court.

Mike Snyder - RIP
Ellen Snyder - RIH (Rot in ....)
amazed

Cookeville, TN

#15 Sep 9, 2012
So often you see these cases where the man is killed by the woman and you only have her side of the story because he is in the ground and can't tell his side.

The DA probably did the right thing with the plea bargain because if he'd went to trial on first degree murder she would have probably walked.

I say the poor guy was diagnosed with MS and he probably was ill and grouchy and they weren't getting along and she saw a divorce coming and since she made over a hundred grand she'd be paying alimoney to him since he wasn't working so she decided to kill him it all seems so planned.
Prayers to his family!!!!!

She is a monster in my opinion.To bury him and live right over him for years.

All I can say is she's a monster.
LOL

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Sep 9, 2012
Cheeseman wrote:
I can't believe she involved her son.:(
I don't believe one work that comes out of her lying mouth. Plus the worthless bi*** stole from all of us, cashing his disability checks. When she gets out of prison, a taxpayer group should sue the slug (a kinder word that the one that ends in t) in Civil court.
Mike Snyder - RIP
Ellen Snyder - RIH (Rot in ....)
welcome to Mexico. sad but true stories of how judges spin the wheel and dictate what shows up. No rhyme, no reason. No justice.

peds who molest strange boys in dressing rooms walk away. Female teachers who molest students walk away. DWI with 15 counts walk away. Kill some DWI and because you are a doctor, walk away.

If you want justice, MOVE. Justice ain't in this state.

Since: Dec 08

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#17 Sep 9, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
welcome to Mexico. sad but true stories of how judges spin the wheel and dictate what shows up. No rhyme, no reason. No justice.
peds who molest strange boys in dressing rooms walk away. Female teachers who molest students walk away. DWI with 15 counts walk away. Kill some DWI and because you are a doctor, walk away.
If you want justice, MOVE. Justice ain't in this state.
Seems your not on NEW MEXICO but the country of Mexico so which state of Mexico are you in?

Doubt me read what you said, "welcome to Mexico"
Miss NYC

Staten Island, NY

#18 Oct 6, 2012
dpb wrote:
It takes a real fkg nit-wit to "hope" someone gets raped: Pathetic excuse of a human being (if one can call them that) in fact. Further, we have a Justice System to avoid idiots like those second-guessing the Verdict. Sorry folks -- vigilante justices is dead, as are your brains apparantly.
That monster getting 11 years for the murder of her husband is not justice. Our "legal system" is a joke.
the champ

United States

#19 Oct 7, 2012
The US legal system is a joke. Some of the posters on this thread need a remedial English class.
It seems New Mexico's legal system is corrupt.
Ellen is a self confessed murderer and should be put to death. Her son should also do time.
She buried the husband after shooting him. She filed a dead man's taxes. Murder, coverup, fraud
=death sentence. It's vey simple people.
From parts unknown

Hollywood, FL

#20 Nov 28, 2012
Mike is in a better place, and the House Frau Homely Hippo is in prison where it belongs. As far as the homosexual angle, I would turn gay too I'd I had to go home, and wake up to that everyday. It would have an easier time raising the Titanic off the ocean floor than getting a rise out of me.

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