Mike Snyder’s wife shoots him and buries his body with backhoe on American Monster

This week American Monster examines the disappearance and murder of Mike Snyder, who’s killer was very close to home indeed.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2002 and 43-year-old Mike Snyder has a good job and has married, despite having to battle multiple sclerosis.

However, he suddenly disappears and his wife Ellen Snyder tells investigators that he was abusive, possibly gay and that he is still alive.

This does not fit well with his friends or family but the cops turn up no leads.

Eight years later and Ellen’s son from previous marriage tells a friend about what really happened. This leads the police to dig up the back garden where they unearth Mike’s body.

Turns out that his wife shot him, left his body in the house a few day and then hired a backhoe to bury him in the back garden of the house he built.

Ellen claimed it was in self-defence after Mike threatened to kill her during an argument.

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Eventually she struck a controversial plea deal and was sentenced to just 11 years.

American Monster airs Sundays at 9:00 PM on Investigation Discovery. 

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Dona Feaster
Dona Feaster
3 years ago

I do not believe that Ellen Snyder should have only received 11 years for murdering her husband Mike Snyder because she buried him in the yard.

Ameliab
Ameliab
6 months ago
Reply to  Dona Feaster

Seriously, you doing think she should have received 11 years. What do you think she should have gotten a coupon to the ice cream parlor? You know, you’re right, she should’ve gotten life in prison.

ETII
ETII
3 years ago

I believe she only served 8 years. Should have been death..

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  ETII

I agree

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

Why is this murdering bi*** not given live in prison?

JLT
JLT
10 months ago
Reply to  Scott

Cuz that’s New Mexico law! People get away with so much here, it’s ridiculous.

Capt. Bligh
5 months ago

USA females are beloved by government and the legal system due to the females being easily indoctrinated into being complacent, agreeable lackeys to the Woke New World Order (NWO) and the evil forces forcing those things upon the USA.

Females are much better slaves than are males, who tend to rebel against tyrannical evil forces. One of the programs of the NWO is the feminization of US males. Many tactics are used to reduce male masculinity ranging from the glorification of the LGBTQ+ agendas and education system indoctrination that vilifies male traits and encourages male to adopt female traits. There are many other methods of demeaning males in the goal to make them suitable slaves for tyrannical elite-class overlords and their army of lackeys, minions and cohorts.

J.M.
J.M.
3 months ago
Reply to  Capt. Bligh

What?! Lol Woman are better being slaves?! Your whole message makes zero sense but maybe you’re much older and think little of all women. No one is a slave and no one will ever be a slave in this day in time because anyone who tries to have a slave, would go to jail for life. Several millions of women in the U.S. are serving life in jail and even on death row. Each state has their own laws, it has nothing to do with because she’s a woman. If that’s the case, all the women who were already sentence to life with no parole, would be out now. They had hardly any evidence that he was abusive, he couldn’t be because he had MS, too weak to fight. But she confessed she killed him. Because it took several years to get her arrested, she claimed it was self defense. No proof he was abusive though. She just wanted hid money and mad because she was used to a well off lifestyle and he has benefits. She got greedy. Women have served jail time until they died of old age, on death row. Women don’t get special treatment just because they’re females. That’s a huge myth. Lol

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Capt. Bligh

Are you serious ” new world order” what a bunch of bull crap. She only got 11 years. Automatically she will do most likely 7 to 8 … 7 with good time. You are a freak of nature. Crawl back under your rock. You don’t know the law or court or prison system.

Tina
Tina
1 month ago

American monster fits this story to a tee! She should of gotten life without parole!

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