WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A Groveport, Ohio man has pleaded guilty to murdering a woman at Caesar's Creek State Park last fall.
Richard Snyder, 43, pleaded guilty to murder and a gun specification and was sentenced to serve 15 years to life in prison, plus three years for the firearm specification, by Judge Robert Peeler in the Warren County Court of Common Pleas.
Snyder will not be eligible for parole until he has served eighteen years in prison.
On November 23, 2011, Snyder and the victim, Nicole Berry, left their home near Orient intending to go to a casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
They exited I-71 at S.R. 73 and went to a remote area in Caesar's Creek State Park, where Snyder shot and killed Berry, apparently after an argument.
Snyder left the body at the park, secured a rake and shovel, and returned to the park in an attempt to bury the body in the woods near an abandoned road.