CARSON CITY – In a 2-1 decision, the Nevada Supreme Court has voided the
second-degree murder conviction of Charlene Snyder in a highly publicized child
neglect case in Las Vegas.
The court said trial lawyer David Schieck failed to request a psychiatric
evaluation prior to advising her to plead guilty.
Snyder’s 2-year-old daughter, Adacelli, had cerebral palsy and weighed only
11 pounds at the time of her death in the summer of 2005. She was found dead
inside the family’s mobile home in a room filled with animal and human feces and