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Harrisburg man pleads guilty to 2012 campsite murder - abc27 WHTM

Harrisburg man pleads guilty to 2012 campsite murder

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg man will spend 20 to 40 years in state prison for a shooting death at a Lower Swatara Township campsite last year.

Adam R. Homer, 32, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty in Dauphin County Court this morning to third-degree murder in the killing of 48-year-old Michael Snyder at 1439 Swatara Park Road during the early hours of May 31, 2012.

Homer also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for injuring Snyder's brother, Allan, during the shooting incident.

Authorities said Homer was sneaking around Michael Snyder's camper when he was confronted by Allan Snyder, who warned he would shoot Homer if he didn't leave.

Allan Snyder then fired a warning shot into the air and Michael Snyder, hearing the commotion, came out of his camper, confronted Homer and was fatally shot in the chest, prosecutors said.

Homer then exchanged gunfire with Allan Snyder and shot him in the shoulder, seriously wounding him, authorities said.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Sean McCormack said the plea agreement brought closure for Allan Snyder, who agreed to the plea deal and is satisfied with the outcome of the case.

 

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