ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – No death penalty for the man accused of killing St. Louis County police officer Blake Snyder, and new reaction from his widow, Elizabeth Snyder.
She went live on Facebook posing the question, “Death Penalty: Yea or Nay?”
Snyder says she knew ahead of time that the prosecutor wouldn’t seek the death penalty, but that doesn’t mean she agrees with it.
Snyder says she believes in the death penalty “100 percent,” and biblically in “an eye for an eye.”
“… What I meant when I say that is OK, you’re in your right mind, you know what you’re doing, you purposely plan it out, you tell people, you put it out there on social media for people to see that you hate cops, and then you find a way of doing it, you get a firearm and you go shoot a cop. Yes, I believe that you deserve the same fate,” she says.
Snyder says she knows it’s hard to charge and get a death penalty conviction.
Also surprising to her — the case won’t go to trial until Feb. 4, 2019.
She hopes suspect Trenton Forster is sentenced to life in prison.
“I don’t want this happening to another family, you know, I don’t want this happening to anyone else,” Synder says. “It’s horrific; it’s horrible.”