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Second family member charged in Halifax man’s death

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SoVaNow.com / March 18, 2019




The 71-year-old wife of a slain Halifax contractor has been charged with soliciting the man’s murder, which carries a punishment of between five and 40 years in prison if prosecutors are able to prove the felony offense.

Gloria Jean Crider was arrested on March 8 after a grand jury issued a direct indictment the day before alleging that she solicited another person to carry out the July 2018 murder of Floyd Crider, 75, a retired drywall contractor. She remains in jail in Halifax without bond.

Previously charged in the case was Journy Lee Snead, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Crider. He was arrested in Danville in December and charged with first degree murder in Crider’s death. Snead, who resided alternately in Halifax and Danville, also faces a separate charge of felony child cruelty.

Snead’s murder trial is scheduled to start March 25 in Halifax County Circuit Court. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracey Q. Martin declined comment on the relationship between Snead and Mrs. Crider except to confirm that the Danville pipe welder is Mrs. Crider’s grandson.

The alleged solicitation by Mrs. Crider took place the day before her husband’s death on July 19, 2018. Mr. and Mrs. Crider lived together on Sweeney Road near Halifax and had been married for many years.

On the night of the crime, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the couple’s home after a family member called in the incident. Upon arriving, officers found Mr. Crider lying unconscious on the floor of the home. The medical examiner’s office ruled that he died of blunt force trauma to the head.

A native of Pulaski, Mr. Crider was a self-employed drywall contractor prior to retiring.



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