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A Mother Claimed Her Two Children Died By Suicide. She Is Now Charged With Murdering Them.

A Mother Claimed Her Two Children Died By Suicide. She Is Now Charged With Murdering Them.

A review of her Facebook Messenger showed that Snyder had sent several sexually explicit messages and photos showing her dog performing sexual acts on her, authorities said. The dog had been “sent away” but was later located by authorities.

In the days leading up to her children‘s deaths, Snyder’s Google searches included “carbon monoxide in a car how long to die,” “I almost got away with it best episodes,” and “hanging yourself,” according to court documents.

On the day before her children were found unresponsive, she visited a website that described an “effective” way of hanging a person, authorities said. On that same day, she searched Google for “does a hybrid car produce carbon monoxide while idling,” according to court documents.

In 2014, the Berks County Children and Youth Services (CYS) had removed the children from Snyder’s care, but they were returned to her care in February 2015, Adams said. He did not provide details on the case or why it was closed by the CYS.

At the time, he said, it appeared to be a “proper decision.”

“If we could anticipate that this would happen, the children would never have been returned,” Adams said.

Adams said he was not aware of any prior mental health issues that Snyder may have had. He said Conner and Brinley were her biological children and that their father “had not been in the picture.”

He said that Snyder showed “little to no emotion” when she was arrested at her home on Monday. Adams said that they were yet to decide whether they would seek the death penalty for Snyder.

Snyder’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

According to the children‘s obituary, Conner was a third-grade student who enjoyed building forts and playing video games.

Brinley, who was in her second year of pre-K, “loved playing dress up” and adored Elsa and Anna from her favorite movie, Frozen.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org. You can also text TALK to 741741 for free, anonymous 24/7 crisis support in the US from the Crisis Text Line.