Pa. vet pleads guilty to killing pregnant mistress

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Posted: Dec 08, 2011 4:53 PM
Pa. vet pleads guilty to killing pregnant mistress

A veterinarian has admitted killing his pregnant lover and dumping her body in an eastern Pennsylvania nature preserve.

Thirty-one-year-old David Rapoport of Upper Gwynedd Township pleaded guilty Thursday in Lehigh County Court to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Jennifer Snyder and their unborn baby.

Snyder's body was found in March in a ravine in Trexler Nature Preserve near Allentown.

Prosecutors say the married Rapoport was furious over Snyder's pregnancy and shot her three times _ once in the back and twice in the head. She was in her first trimester and expecting a boy.

Rapoport was sentenced to two terms of life in prison. His guilty plea allowed him to avoid the death penalty, which the district attorney had planned to seek.