Found Deceased PA - Jasmine, 4, & Nicole Snyder, 6, Lycoming Co, 10 Sep 2021 *arrests*

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Friday, August 19th:
*Hearing (Fraud) (@ 9am ET) – PA - *Jasmine Jean (4) & Nicole Elisabeth (6) Snyder (missing/last seen since Sept. 2015 & found Nov. 6 & 7, 2021 buried in Williamsport City, Lycoming County; Jasmine: died/was killed on around Aug. 11, 2017 & subsequently buried in 2017 & Nicole: died/was killed around May 10, 2016 & subsequently buried in 2016, both in the back yard on Livermore Rd.) - *Marie Sue Snyder (27 @ time of first crime/32/now 33) “mom” arrested & charged (11/5/21) & recharged & arraigned (1/7/22) with 2 counts of murder, 2 counts endangering the welfare of children, unlawful restraint, concealing the death of a child, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, abuse of corpse, obstruction in child abuse cases, tampering with evidence & charged (6/16/22) with 3rd degree felony theft by deception & fraud to obtain food stamps and/or assistance ($69,866.27). Bond denied on murder, reason: flight risk & danger to society. Bond @ $10K on theft/fraud charges. Plead guilty to these charges of fraud. For murder charge: DA might seek the DP, but if she cooperates, will take DP off the table.
Case info, Affidavit & court info from 11/6/21 to 6/16/22 reference post #131 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...lycoming-co-10-sep-2021-arrests.600153/page-7

6/17/22 Update: Murder: Next arraignment hearing on 7/18/22. 6/20/22 Update: Fraud: Snyder waived her right to a preliminary hearing & her court arraignment. Guilty plea hearing on 8/19/22.
6/27/22 Update: Fraud & Deception: Next hearing on 8/19/22.
7/18/22 Update: Snyder: Murder: Arraignment hearing was rescheduled on 10/17/22 has her attorney wanted more time to review the discovery provided so far.
*Echo Lane Butler (21 @ time of first crime/26) – Arraignment hearing on 10/17/22.
*Michele Lee Butler (43 @ time of first crime/48/now 49) (mother of Echo) – Plead guilty (4/11/22) & sentencing hearing on 8/30/22.
*Ronald Ray Butler (53/now 54) (father of Echo) – Status hearing on 8/8/22 & pretrial hearing on 9/13/22.
 

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@PommyMommy - it seems as abbyrdpsu is not around - so I shall ask you about the next hearings for:

Ronald Baker - last hearing on 8/9/22 and then a pretrial hearing on 9/13 @ 9am - still on? Lycoming County #2021-2898/Dkt. #MJ-29304-CR-0000053-2022

then for
Marie Sue Snyder - Fraud case last hearing on 8/19/22 #2085098/Dkt. #CP-41-CR-0000836-2022 & Murder case I have next Arraignment hearing which was rescheduled on 10/17/22.

Those are the only 2 I need - TIA! :)
 

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@PommyMommy - it seems as abbyrdpsu is not around - so I shall ask you about the next hearings for:

Ronald Baker - last hearing on 8/9/22 and then a pretrial hearing on 9/13 @ 9am - still on? Lycoming County #2021-2898/Dkt. #MJ-29304-CR-0000053-2022

then for
Marie Sue Snyder - Fraud case last hearing on 8/19/22 #2085098/Dkt. #CP-41-CR-0000836-2022 & Murder case I have next Arraignment hearing which was rescheduled on 10/17/22.

Those are the only 2 I need - TIA!
Ronald Baker:

CP-41-CR-0000398-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Ronald RayLycomingOmnibus MotionScheduled09/27/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 1
CP-41-CR-0000398-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Ronald RayLycomingCriminal Pre-TrialsScheduled09/13/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 1

Marie Sue Snyder:

CP-41-CR-0000836-2022Common PleasComm. v. Snyder, Marie S.LycomingGuilty PleaScheduled11/29/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 4

CP-41-CR-0000401-2022Common PleasComm. v. Snyder, Marie SueLycomingArraignments & ARDsScheduled10/17/2022 08:30 AMCourtroom No. 3
CP-41-CR-0000400-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Echo LaneLycomingArraignments & ARDsScheduled10/17/2022 08:30 AMCourtroom No. 3
CP-41-CR-0000399-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Michele L.LycomingGuilty PleaScheduled08/30/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 4
 

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I am on vacation & leaving quite early in the morning - so posting this now.

Tuesday, August 30th:
*Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am ET) – PA - *Jasmine Jean (4) & Nicole Elisabeth (6) Snyder (missing/last seen since Sept. 2015 & found Nov. 6 & 7, 2021 buried in Williamsport City, Lycoming County; Jasmine: died/was killed on around Aug. 11, 2017 & subsequently buried in 2017 & Nicole: died/was killed around May 10, 2016 & subsequently buried in 2016, both in the back yard on Livermore Rd.) – *Michele Lee Butler (43 @ time of first crime/48/now 49) (mother of Echo) arrested & charged (11/9/21) , recharged & arraigned (1/7/22) with 2 counts of 3rd degree murder, 2 counts of felony endangering the welfare of children, obstruction in child abuse cases, abuse of corpse, concealing the death of a child & tampering with evidence. Bond denied, reason: flight risk & danger to society. Plead guilty. Sentencing date 6/21/22.
Case info, affidavit & court info from 11/6/21 to 4/11/22 reference post #122 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...lycoming-co-10-sep-2021-arrests.600153/page-7

4/11/22 Update: A guilty plea has been scheduled for one of the four individuals charged. Michele Butler waived her court arraignment Monday on third-degree murder & related charges. The court docket shows a guilty plea sentencing date of 6/21/22. No plea offer has been made at this time, DA Ryan C. Gardner said. Butler also had waived her preliminary hearing. Her husband, Ronald also waived his arraignment & is scheduled for trial on charges of endangering the welfare of children & obstruction in child abuse cases. Arraignments for the Butlers’ daughter, Echo Butler & the dead girls’ mother, Marie Sue Snyder were continued.
6/21/22 Update: Sentencing hearing is rescheduled on 8/30/22.
*Marie Sue Snyder (27 @ time of first crime/32/now 33) “mom” – Fraud: Plead guilty on 8/19/22 sentencing on 11/29/22. Murder: Arraignment hearing on 10/17/22.
*Echo Lane Butler (21 @ time of first crime/26) – Arraignment hearing on 10/17/22.
*Ronald Ray Butler (53/now 54) (father of Echo) – Pretrial hearing on 9/13/22 & motions hearing on 9/27/22.
 

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Tuesday, Sept. 13th:
*Pretrial Hearing (@ 9am ET) – PA - *Jasmine Jean (4) & Nicole Elisabeth (6) Snyder (missing/last seen since Sept. 2015 & found Nov. 6 & 7, 2021 buried in Williamsport City, Lycoming County; Jasmine: died/was killed on around Aug. 11, 2017 & subsequently buried in 2017 & Nicole: died/was killed around May 10, 2016 & subsequently buried in 2016, both in the back yard on Livermore Rd.) – Only for *Ronald Ray Butler (53/now 54) (father of Echo) arrested, charged (2/28/22) & arraigned (waived) (4/11/22) with 2 counts of endangering welfare of children-parent/guardian/other commits offense (3rd degree) & 1 count of obstruction in child abuse cases. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Bond reduced (4/20/22) to $50K. Should he post bond he is to be placed on intensive supervised bail with an ankle monitor & have no unsupervised contact with children. He also may not contact the witnesses or co-defendants in the case including his wife Michele & daughter Echo.
Case, affidavit & court info from 11/6/21 to 4/11/22 reference post #140 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...lycoming-co-10-sep-2021-arrests.600153/page-7

4/20/22 Update: Somerset County Senior Judge David C. Klementik Wednesday reduced the bail of Butler from $200K to $50K. Should Butler post it, he is to be placed on intensive supervised bail with an ankle monitor & have no unsupervised contact with children. He also may not contact the witnesses or co-defendants in the case including his wife Michele & daughter Echo, both of whom are incarcerated without bail in the case. The two counts of endangering the welfare of children against Butler were reduced from second- to third-degree felonies, which could lead to a lesser sentence if he is found guilty. Butler also is charged with obstruction in child abuse cases, a misdemeanor. Next status hearing on 8/8/22.
8/8/22 Update: Next pretrial hearing on 9/13/22 & motions hearing on 9/27/22.
*Marie Sue Snyder (27 @ time of first crime/32/now 33) “mom” – Fraud: Plead guilty on 8/19/22 sentencing on 11/29/22 & Murder: Arraignment hearing continued on 10/17/22.
*Echo Lane Butler (21 @ time of first crime/26/now 27) – Arraignment hearing on 10/17/22.

*Michele Lee Butler (43 @ time of first crime/48/now 49) (mother of Echo) – Plead guilty (4/11/22) & sentencing hearing on 10/14/22.
 

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@PommyMommy - just checking to see if Ronald Butler's next hearing is the motions hearing on 9/27/22.

You don't need to look up the others - I have all their next hearings.

TIA! :)
 

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@PommyMommy - just checking to see if Ronald Butler's next hearing is the motions hearing on 9/27/22.

You don't need to look up the others - I have all their next hearings.

TIA! :)
Ronald Ray Butler

CP-41-CR-0000398-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Ronald RayLycomingCriminal Pre-TrialsScheduled12/13/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 1 Docket Sheet
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CP-41-CR-0000398-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Ronald RayLycomingOmnibus MotionScheduled09/27/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 1

 

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Tuesday, Sept. 27th:
*Omnibus Motions Hearing (@ 9am ET) – PA - *Jasmine Jean (4) & Nicole Elisabeth (6) Snyder (missing/last seen since Sept. 2015 & found Nov. 6 & 7, 2021 buried in Williamsport City, Lycoming County; Jasmine: died/was killed on around Aug. 11, 2017 & subsequently buried in 2017 & Nicole: died/was killed around May 10, 2016 & subsequently buried in 2016, both in the back yard on Livermore Rd.) – Only for *Ronald Ray Butler (53/now 54) (father of Echo) arrested, charged (2/28/22) & arraigned (waived) (4/11/22) with 2 counts of endangering welfare of children-parent/guardian/other commits offense (3rd degree) & 1 count of obstruction in child abuse cases. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Bond reduced (4/20/22) to $50K. Should he post bond he is to be placed on intensive supervised bail with an ankle monitor & have no unsupervised contact with children. He also may not contact the witnesses or co-defendants in the case including his wife Michele & daughter Echo.
Case, affidavit & court info from 11/6/21 to 4/20/22 reference post #151 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...lycoming-co-10-sep-2021-arrests.600153/page-8

8/8/22 Update: Next pretrial hearing on 9/13/22 & motions hearing on 9/27/22. 9/13/22 Next Omnibus motions hearing on 9/27/22 & pretrial hearing on 12/13/22.
*Marie Sue Snyder (27 @ time of first crime/32/now 33) “mom” – Fraud: Plead guilty on 8/19/22 sentencing on 11/29/22 & Murder: Arraignment hearing continued on 10/17/22.
*Echo Lane Butler (21 @ time of first crime/26/now 27) – Arraignment hearing on 10/17/22.
*Michele Lee Butler (43 @ time of first crime/48/now 49) (mother of Echo) – Plead guilty (4/11/22) & sentencing hearing on 10/14/22.
 

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@PommyMommy - I waited a couple of days before asking - hopefully there is an update for Ronald Butler?
Lycoming County #2021-2898/Dkt. #MJ-29304-CR-0000053-2022

TIA!

edited to add; Just noticed in my notes I have him on 12/13/22 for pretrial - is that still on?
 

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A Motion for Release will be heard on 10/4, @Niner.

Ronald Ray Butler

CP-41-CR-0000398-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Ronald RayLycomingCriminal Pre-TrialsScheduled12/13/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 1 Docket Sheet
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CP-41-CR-0000398-2022Common PleasComm. v. Butler, Ronald RayLycomingMotion for Release Pursuant to Rule 600Scheduled10/04/2022 09:00 AMCourtroom No. 1

 

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Here's an article on Butler's Tuesday hearing.


Sept. 28, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT – The father of one of the two women accused of intentionally starving to death two young Lycoming County sisters claims he tried to sneak crackers to them.

That became known Tuesday at a hearing for Ronald R. Butler, 54, who is seeking dismissal of his charges and release on nominal bail.

District Attorney Ryan C. Gardner acknowledged an incarcerated defendant not brought to trial within 180 days as is the case with Butler is eligible for release on nominal bail.

Judge Nancy L. Butts indicated if she granted the bail motion that Butler would be precluded from contacting witnesses and co-defendants and have unsupervised contact with children.
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The judge heard testimony but deferred ruling on defense attorney Matthew A. Diemer’s motion to dismiss the charges on the grounds the prosecution failed to present sufficient evidence at the preliminary hearing.
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Among the witnesses at Tuesday’s hearing was Justin Nichols who said Ronald Butler flagged him down when he drove several people to Livermore Road after it became known the bodies had been unearthed.
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Diemer argued there was no evidence Butler had a duty to care for the girls thus the endangering charges should be dismissed.

Gardner cited Snyder’s testimony at the preliminary hearing that Butler and his wife Michele were in charge of the girls when Echo Butler and she went out.

Diemer also argued Butler was unaware Jasmine was being starved because it occurred at a Catherine Street address in Williamsport. The girl died there in August 2017.
 

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Here's an article on Butler's Tuesday hearing.


Sept. 28, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT – The father of one of the two women accused of intentionally starving to death two young Lycoming County sisters claims he tried to sneak crackers to them.

That became known Tuesday at a hearing for Ronald R. Butler, 54, who is seeking dismissal of his charges and release on nominal bail.

District Attorney Ryan C. Gardner acknowledged an incarcerated defendant not brought to trial within 180 days as is the case with Butler is eligible for release on nominal bail.

Judge Nancy L. Butts indicated if she granted the bail motion that Butler would be precluded from contacting witnesses and co-defendants and have unsupervised contact with children.
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The judge heard testimony but deferred ruling on defense attorney Matthew A. Diemer’s motion to dismiss the charges on the grounds the prosecution failed to present sufficient evidence at the preliminary hearing.
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Among the witnesses at Tuesday’s hearing was Justin Nichols who said Ronald Butler flagged him down when he drove several people to Livermore Road after it became known the bodies had been unearthed.
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Diemer argued there was no evidence Butler had a duty to care for the girls thus the endangering charges should be dismissed.

Gardner cited Snyder’s testimony at the preliminary hearing that Butler and his wife Michele were in charge of the girls when Echo Butler and she went out.

Diemer also argued Butler was unaware Jasmine was being starved because it occurred at a Catherine Street address in Williamsport. The girl died there in August 2017.
Crackers? Are you kidding me? How about getting them someplace safe where they weren't abused and starved? Somewhere they could've had actual MEALS.

Ronald's not getting any pass from me because he tried to sneak them crackers. Big whoop-de-doo! :mad: MOO
 

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Tuesday, October 4th:
*Motions Hearing (@ 9am ET) – PA - *Jasmine Jean (4) & Nicole Elisabeth (6) Snyder (missing/last seen since Sept. 2015 & found Nov. 6 & 7, 2021 buried in Williamsport City, Lycoming County; Jasmine: died/was killed on around Aug. 11, 2017 & subsequently buried in 2017 & Nicole: died/was killed around May 10, 2016 & subsequently buried in 2016, both in the back yard on Livermore Rd.) – for *Ronald Ray Butler (53/now 54) (father of Echo) arrested, charged (2/28/22) & arraigned (waived) (4/11/22) with 2 counts of endangering welfare of children-parent/guardian/other commits offense (3rd degree) & 1 count of obstruction in child abuse cases. Plead not guilty. $200K bond. Bond reduced (4/20/22) to $50K. Should he post bond he is to be placed on intensive supervised bail with an ankle monitor & have no unsupervised contact with children. He also may not contact the witnesses or co-defendants in the case including his wife Michele & daughter Echo.
Case, affidavit & court info from 11/6/21 to 4/20/22 reference post #151 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...lycoming-co-10-sep-2021-arrests.600153/page-8

8/8/22 Update: Next pretrial hearing on 9/13/22 & motions hearing on 9/27/22. 9/13/22 Next Omnibus motions hearing on 9/27/22 & pretrial hearing on 12/13/22. 9/27/22 Update: Butler claims he tried to sneak crackers to the 2 girls. That became known Tuesday at a hearing for Butler, who is seeking dismissal of his charges & release on nominal bail. DA Ryan C. Gardner acknowledged an incarcerated defendant not brought to trial within 180 days as is the case with Butler is eligible for release on nominal bail. Judge Nancy L. Butts indicated if she granted the bail motion that Butler would be precluded from contacting witnesses & co-defendants & have unsupervised contact with children. The judge heard testimony but deferred ruling on defense attorney Matthew A. Diemer’s motion to dismiss the charges on the grounds the prosecution failed to present sufficient evidence at the preliminary hearing. Next motion for release pursuant to Rule 600 on 10/4/22 @ 9am & pretrial hearing on 12/13/22.
*Marie Sue Snyder (27 @ time of first crime/32/now 33) “mom” – Fraud: Plead guilty on 8/19/22 sentencing on 11/29/22 & Murder: Arraignment hearing continued on 10/17/22.
*Echo Lane Butler (21 @ time of first crime/26/now 27) – Arraignment hearing on 10/17/22.
*Michele Lee Butler (43 @ time of first crime/48/now 49) (mother of Echo) – Plead guilty (4/11/22) & sentencing hearing on 10/14/22.
 

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SEP 29, 2022
Ronald R. Butler, 54, whose daughter is one of the two women accused of intentionally starving to death two young girls, is seeking dismissal of charges of endangering the welfare of children and obstruction in child abuse cases, according to PennLive.com. Butler also wants release on nominal bail.

SEP 30, 2022
The father of one of the two women accused of intentionally starving to death two young Lycoming County sisters has been released from jail on nominal bail.

Ronald R. Butler, 54, was released Wednesday on intensive supervised bail because he has not been brought to trial as an incarcerated individual within the required 180 days.

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Still pending in Ronald Butler’s case is a decision from Judge Nancy L. Butts on a defense motion to dismiss the charges due to insufficient evidence.

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Thank you that article @PommyMommy -

I have his next hearing on 12/13/22 as pretrial.

Is that what the court site has?
Lycoming County #2021-2898
 
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