CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., woman charged in the death of her missing husband pleaded innocent Wednesday in Franklin County Court and was scheduled for trial in July.
Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, is charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the disappearance of Melvin E. Snyder, who was last seen May 25, 1985.
Pennsylvania State Police charged her and Ronald W. Harshman, 51, of Hagerstown, on April 11.
Melvin Snyder's body was never found. He was declared legally dead in 1993, court records said.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for Hall and Harshman, Hall allegedly told police in 1994 she told Harshman where and when her husband could be found alone and unarmed. The affidavit alleged that Hall also told police she saw Snyder's body in Harshman's basement on May 26, 1985.
The affidavit said Hall told police she wanted her husband dead because of a 1984 affair he had with Harshman's wife.