Man Convicted of Killing Pennsylvania Yogi Seeks New Trial

A Pennsylvania man contends he was entrapped into pleading guilty to killing a Pennsylvania yoga master in 2010.

The (Sunbury) Daily Item reports 39-year-old Joel Snider is set to have a hearing on his appeal in Union County on Wednesday.

Snider is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for pleading guilty but mentally ill to shooting and killing the yogi named Sudharman while burglarizing his Integral Yoga Center of Pennsylvania in July 2010. The center was located in New Berlin.

Snider contends he has a history of schizophrenia and depression and was held in solitary confinement before his guilty plea and was denied medication and other mental health treatments.

State prosecutors have said in court papers that Snider's appeal is frivolous.

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