On June 10, 2005 Carly Snyder, 20, of Milton, PA was murdered by illegal alien Fedil O. Fuentes, who should have been previously deported.
Synder, slashed and bleeding from her face, throat, neck and shoulders, was alive while Fedil O. Fuentes repeatedly stabbed her with a 12-inch serrated kitchen knife, Dr. Samuel Land, a forensic pathologist at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center testified in Northumberland County Court.
Although Ms. Snyder may have been unconscious during parts of the savage attack, she was alive, the pathologist testified. "All of the wounds occurred while her heart was still beating and she had some blood pressure," he said. "She would have died after the stab wounds had been inflicted. She was bleeding to death." Cuts on her hand demonstrated that she tried to fend off the attack. "She was fighting for her life," Dr. Land said.
She put her hands up to deflect the knife, but Mr. Fuentes did not stop.
Other wounds indicated that he continued to stab her as she slouched to the floor or tried to shield herself by putting her head down and drawing in her shoulders. Still more wounds suggested that Mr. Fuentes kept stabbing her as she lay on her back on the floor.
Police said Fuentes confessed to the crime, and he was charged with an open count of criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and a felony count of criminal trespass.
Carly Snyder bled to death on the kitchen floor of her home.
As reported in Neighbor charged in slaying (left knife in victim's chest):
MILTON — Residents of a small section of Milton were stunned Friday after a 21-year-old woman was found slain in her apartment.
…"This is unbelievable," said Brandon Smith, 22, a friend of Ms. Snyder. "I was just with her yesterday. I really feel terrible because I can’t imagine anyone wanting to hurt her. I’m shocked."
…The first flowers arrived at the scene at about 5 p.m. from two young women, who asked lingering members of the media to give the small bouquet of fuchsia garden roses to police.
As the crowd grew by late afternoon, neighbors spoke of the lasting impact the stabbing would have on the small neighborhood.
"Stuff like this doesn’t happen here," said Anthony Swartz, 17, who lives on Academy Avenue. "We’ll have an occasional drug bust. A murder is something that won’t be forgot too easily —at least not when you now walk by that house."