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Couple convicted in child abuse case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Bunker Hill man accused of abusing five children in 2009 has been convicted of four felony counts of child abuse causing injury. He was acquitted on eight similar counts.

A Berkeley County jury rendered split verdicts Wednesday for both 29-year-old Nathan Snyder and 43-year-old Christina Snyder.

She was convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery for punching one child in the stomach. She was acquitted of felony child abuse charges.

Christina Snyder will be sentenced April 11.

Nathan Snyder's lawyer tells media outlets he'll likely appeal.

The victims were an 8-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys.

The Snyders were accused of burning the children with cigarettes, shooting them with bottle rockets and BB guns, beating them with a riding crop and a metal spoon, and other abuses.

 


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