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Susan Chapman Snow
Birth: Apr. 13, 1946
Hobbs
Lea County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1986
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Murder Victim. She was the innocent pawn in Stella Nickell's plot to kill her own husband, Bruce, by lacing his headache capsules with cyanide. After Bruce was dead and buried from what the doctors thought was natural causes, Stella bought more bottles of headache medicine and put cyanide-laced capsules in them, also. Afterwards, she placed the bottles on the store shelves of local grocery chains. Sue Snow was unlucky enough to buy one of the tainted bottles and died from the effects of the poison. Stella's scheme was to wait for the media attention surrounding Sue's death from the poisoned capsules, then claim her husband was also the victim of product tampering. She would then receive a substantial amount from Bruce's life insurance, due to accidental death, and any amount the drug manufacturer might pay in a lawsuit. Stella's plan was foiled by good detective work, and she was sentenced to ninety years in prison. The case was the subject of the book "Bitter Almonds" by Gregg Olsen and was also featured on the TV program "Medical Detectives" on The Learning Channel.  (bio by: Karen Valentine) 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Auburn
King County
Washington, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Karen Valentine
Record added: Nov 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6952827
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