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Vet Admits Double Murder
A veterinarian from Montgomery County has admitted shooting and killing his mistress. 31-year-old David Rapoport, formerly of Browning Court in Upper Gwynedd, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Lower Macungie veterinary technician Jennifer Snyder and her unborn son. In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty. She was three months pregnant when her body was found in March in Lehigh County. Court documents say the victim’s roommate told police that Rapoport, who is married, was the child’s father, he was angry about her pregnancy, and the two had stopped talking for a while, but they started talking again shortly before she was killed. Snyder worked at the Maple Hills Veterinary Hospital in Lower Macungie. She was last seen there two days before her body was found at Trexler Nature Preserve in North Whitehall Township. Police say they recovered a gun and her cell phone from Rapoport’s blood-stained car. He worked at the Harleysville Veterinary Hospital, and he grew up in the Lafayette Hill section of Whitemarsh Township.