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Crestline woman kills herself and 9-year-old grandson, authorities say

A grandmother from Crestline who had cared for her 9-year-old grandson since birth shot and killed the boy and then killed herself Monday evening, authorities said.

Detectives with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are trying to determine why Denise Snyder, 50, committed the murder-suicide.

The two bodies were found by her husband, James Snyder, when he returned to their home in the San Bernardino Mountains about 5:30 p.m., according to a statement provided by the Sheriff's Department.

-- Phil Willon

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crazy freakin woman!

Wonder where the boy's parents are?

It is completely out of my comprehension how someone could take the life of one of their blood, let alone commit suicide. I have never heard of a valid reason for a murder/suicide!

Tyler F. Long
Dunwoody Norcross GA

we are living in troubled times... it is evident by the actions people are choosing to end their misery. We may never know what provoked her to do this especially after raising him for 9 yrs... perhaps the "threat" was too much for her to bear or shield him from and her only recourse was to take his life and hers as well.

God rest their souls and grant them peace.

more to this story......what does the husband know?

There is alot more to this story. I am close with this family and have been for 20 years. You need to realize these are real people and not just a crazy news story. No one needs to pass judgement on her. Only God can do that. I hope people know how short life is and that things like this hurt everyone. Please have some respect for the family and keep your rude, judgemental comments to yourself.


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