Sheriff: Boyfriend Arrested For Murder Of Girlfriend

7:35 PM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
Sanford Emmanuel Snider Photo: Forsyth Co. Sheriff's Office
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested the boyfriend of a woman found dead at her home in Winston-Salem Friday.

Deputies said Janet Sheppard Petty, 45, was shot at her home on Phelps Drive. Police say they have ruled her death as homicide.

As a result of their investigation, deputies say they charged Petty's boyfriend, Sanford Emmanuel Snider, 51, with Murder. Chief Brad Stanley tells WFMY News 2 they were not married, but had reportedly lived together for a number of years.

Investigators said Snider was in the home at the time they found Petty's body and he was transported to Forsyth Medical Center for treatment. When he was discharged Monday, Chief Stanley says he was arrested and charged.

Sanford Emmanuel Snider is at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with no bond allowed.

WFMY News 2/Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

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