|For Immediate Release
April 12, 2007
ESTRANGED HUSBAND TO BE ARRAIGNED
FOR MURDERING WIFE IN IRVINE HOME WITH
THEIR THREE LITTLE BOYS NEARBY
NEWPORT BEACH – An estranged husband will be arraigned for murder tomorrow on charges of attacking his wife while their three young children were in the house. Terry Raymond Snyder, 45, Tustin, is charged with one felony count of murder, misdemeanor disobeying a court order, misdemeanor child abuse, and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Snyder is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Friday, April 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
On April 7, 2007, Snyder is accused of driving to the Irvine home of his estranged wife, Yolanda Snyder, and their three young sons. He is accused of going in to the house and putting her in a head lock as she held her 2-year-old son in her arms. The defendant is accused of violating a court order stemming from a prior domestic dispute ordering that he have no violent contact with the victim. The children, ages 2, 4, and 7 years old, ran to the neighbor’s house, who called the police. The defendant is accused of murdering his wife after the children had run from the home by stabbing her repeatedly with a kitchen knife, and then fleeing the scene. After seeing the defendant leave, the neighbor went to check on the victim, and found her murdered, lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen.