Photo: Christopher Schneider
Ventura County – Arguments between children and their parents are commonplace and usually involve disagreements that are resolved by the passage of time, simply as a result of parental patience and the passage of enough time for offspring to grow up.
That is clearly not the case that appears to have ended with the stabbing death of 66-year-old Thousand Oaks resident Nancy Schneider at the hands of her 31-year-old son, Christopher Schneider. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Albert Ramirez, it was mid-afternoon on February 4th when the victim’s husband discovered “a grisly scene” and promptly called 911 Emergency.
Responding deputies found an unresponsive female with multiple stab wounds as well as a conscious adult male with injuries that were later determined to be self-inflicted. That injured male was Christopher Schneider, identified as the son of the deceased victim and the reporting party, Schneider’s father. Both stabbing victims were then transported to a local area hospital where Nancy Schneider was pronounced dead. Christopher was treated for his injuries and remained hospitalized during the course of the ensuing investigation.
That investigation revealed that Nancy and Christopher had become engaged in “a verbal altercation” which ended with him attacking her and stabbing his mother multiple times before attempting suicide by stabbing himself. Christopher was transported from the hospital to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of murder with his bail set at $3,000,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking