Former Owner Testifies About Drug Dealing at Copper Dollar Ranch

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WATERLOO, Iowa -- Testimony continued Wednesday in the double murder trial of Terri Supino.

Supino is accused of killing her estranged husband Steven Fisher and his girlfriend Melisa Gregory at the Copper Dollar Ranch in Jasper County more than 30 years ago.

The prosecution says Supino killed Fisher and Gregory in a jealous rage. The defense says the murders could be drug related because the ranch's owner admits, at the time of the murders, he was dealing drugs out of there.

Former owner Hal Snedeker admitted to the court he was dealing marijuana as a way to sustain an income.

Snedeker admitted on the stand that he was offered immunity for his statements back in the 1980s. He also admitted he has lied under oath about statements he made about his drug dealing since the murders.

At times during testimony Wednesday Snedeker seemed reluctant to answer questions from the defense about whether Fisher knew he was dealing large amounts of marijuana. He finally admitted Fisher new about the drug dealing about a year before his death.

Snedecker also says he had been told that Fisher was working with police as a drug informant but didn’t believe it until the day of the murder when police confirmed it.

5 comments

  • Holly Johnson

    Without DNA etc…. It sounds like it was anyone’s game to kill this couple. I hope we’re not wasting tax payors dollars here.

  • Sherlock of Jasper County

    The twins were emboldened by the marijuana dealing. And Fisher working as a drug informant. The twins knew this would muddy the truth and this made them more confident they could get away with it. Everybody would blame drug dealers. Except one person: Carol. She knows the truth. She helped hide evidence and gave false alibi. She is the weak link that will break. Grant her immunity and she’ll be chomping at the bit to reveal the truth. Hey, Carol, you can play yourself in the movie. C’mon man. This is gonna be fun.

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