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Lester Aaron Snyder is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a New York man in October 2014 in Gamber. Proceedings for his trial began Aug. 17.

Man sentenced to life without parole for 2014 murder

Lester Aaron Snyder, 27, of the 3000 block of Rockdale Court in Windsor Mill, was sentenced Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court to life without the possibility of parole for the 2014 murder of Luis Javier Pol, 23, of the Bronx, New York.

Jury returns guilty verdict in murder case

A jury on Tuesday convicted a Baltimore County man on all counts, including first-degree murder, for the October shooting death of a New York man in Gamber.

Former girlfriend takes stand in Snyder murder trial

Prosecutors called a key witness Thursday in the murder trial of a Baltimore County man accused of the 2014 killing of a 23-year-old New York man in Gamber.

Witness in murder case testifies that evidence was destroyed

A witness testifying during the murder trial of a Baltimore County man Friday said he believed vital evidence was destroyed when the accused's girlfriend at the time disposed of a bag in a dumpster, the contents eventually being incinerated.

Murder trial testimony: DNA evidence found in vehicle connected to defendant and victim

A forensic scientist called as a witness Thursday by prosecutors in the trial of Lester Aaron Snyder who is accused of the shooting death of a 23-year-old New York man testified that DNA evidence found in a car driven by Snyder's girlfriend at the time was linked to Snyder and the victim.

In murder trial, prosecutors allege car was washed to get rid of evidence

Prosecutors called five witnesses Wednesday and will continue to do so on Thursday as they continue to lay the foundation for their case against a Baltimore County man accused of the shooting death of a 23-year-old New York man in Gamber.

Opening arguments given, witnesses questioned in murder trial

Prosecutors will continue to call witnesses Wednesday, after four witnesses were questioned and cross-examinated following opening arguments Tuesday in the case of a Baltimore County man accused of the October 2014 shooting death of a New York man in Gamber.

Murder trial opening arguments commence Tuesday

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in the trial of a Baltimore County man charged with murder.

Murder trial begins Monday for shooting of New York man in Gamber

The jury trial for a Baltimore County man charged with the murder will begin on Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Westminster woman pleads guilty to crack cocaine charge

A Westminster woman plead guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine on Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Judge denies motion in murder case; trial set for August

A two-week trial for a man accused of first-degree murder will go forward in August after a judge denied a motion by defense attorneys claiming Maryland's post-death penalty abolition sentencing laws are unconstitutional.

Drug case postponed for man also charged with murder

Parties agreed Wednesday to postpone pending drug charges against a Baltimore County man awaiting trial for murder in Carroll.

Woman pleads guilty to conspiracy, accessory in '14 killing

A Baltimore County woman is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and accessory after the fact for her role in the murder of a New York man last year.

Judge denies defense motions in murder case

Parties are preparing for a two-week trial in August after a motion to suppress evidence filed by attorneys for Lester Aaron Snyder, accused of murder, was denied by a judge Friday.

Woman released with suspended sentence for drug charge

A New York woman was released on time served with more than nine years suspended after entering a plea for her role in distributing drugs from a residence in Westminster last year.

Question of traffic stop's legality could delay murder trial

The jury trial for a man accused of murder may need to be delayed after a day-long criminal motions hearing failed to resolve the issue of whether a traffic stop conducted following a fatal shooting last year was constitutional.

Defense requests evidence be excluded in murder case

Actions by police following a fatal shooting south of Westminster in October will be challenged at a criminal motions hearing Monday.

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