After a four-month investigation into the mysterious death of 32-year-old Edyta Lewandowski, police have finally ruled out suicide and charged her ex-husband with her murder.
Donald Sneyd, 48, rested his hands atop interlaced fingers in a College Park courtroom yesterday while waiting to make his first appearance in front of a judge after police charged him with first-degree murder.
Sneyd called 9-1-1 from his home on Feb. 25 to report his former wife and mother of their two-year-old son was slumped against the front door in his foyer — a bullet in her head and a gun by her side.
Since that time, detectives, who have described this investigation as atypical because of the length of time it was taking to sort out, had been interviewing witnesses, poring over the pattern of blood spatter on the walls where Lewandowski died, and waiting for results of extensive forensic tests.
Early yesterday, at police request, Sneyd turned himself in at 55 Division, officers said.