GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle woman charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the disappearance of her husband 15 years ago has waived her preliminary hearing on the charges, according to the Franklin County District Attorney's Office.
Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, has been scheduled to appear in county court for mandatory arraignment on the charges Wednesday, June 7, according to District Justice Shirley Shatzer's office. Her arraignment will come two weeks before that of a co-defendant, Ronald W. Harshman, 51, of Hagerstown, District Attorney John F. Nelson said Monday.
Nelson said the attorneys for Hall agreed Friday to waive the preliminary hearing. The hearing had previously been postponed from an earlier date, he said.
Hall's attorneys, Patrick and Carol Redding, could not be reached for comment.
In April, Pennsylvania State Police charged Hall and Harshman with the May 25, 1985, disappearance of Melvin E. Snyder. His pickup truck was discovered two days later near Baltimore, but his body was never found, according to police.