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Diane Snellen murder 6/6/2002 Georgtown, KY *3 people, including her daughter, were convicted, sentenced to prison*

Snellen home

Two men charged in Georgetown slaying
Trio gets joint trial in murder
Snellen murder trial set for 2005
David Dressman v. Commonwealth of Kentucky
Olson appeal 2005
Man Who Testified Against Murderer Is Robbery Suspect

Unusual Suspects: Deadly Denial
Betrayed: Hell on Wheels

David Tyler Dressman – convicted; sentenced to 20 years in prison
Timothy Wayne Crabtree – pled guilty; sentenced to 6 years in prison
Stephanie Denise Olson – convicted; sentenced to 25 years in prison (Diane Snellen’s daughter)


Offender Information
Min Date: 06/27/2021
Inmate ID: 202474
Facility: Little Sandy Correctional Complex
Age: 28
Race: White
Gender: Male
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Red or Auburn
Height: 5′ 09″
Weight: 200lbs.
Inst Start Date: 08/10/2006

Conviction Information
Offense Number 1
Indictment #: 03CR00081
<>Crime Date: 06/05/2002
Conviction Date: 08/10/2006
Conviction County: Scott Indictment Count: 002
KRS Code: 511.020
Felony Class: B
Sentence Length: 10 years 00 months 00 days
Offense Number 2
Indictment #: 03CR00081
<>Crime Date: 06/05/2002
Conviction Date: 08/10/2006
Conviction County: Scott Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: A
Sentence Length: 20 years 00 months 00 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455


Offender Information
Min Date: 01/01/2028
Inmate ID: 179976
Facility: Ky. Correctional Inst. for Women
Age: 27
Race: White
Gender: Female
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde or Strawberry
Height: 5′ 01″
Weight: 145lbs.
Inst Start Date: 07/14/2005
Conviction Information
Offense Number 1
Indictment #: 04CR00029
<>Crime Date: 06/06/2002
Conviction Date: 07/01/2005
Conviction County: Scott Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: X
Sentence Length: 25 years 00 months 00 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455


Released (in jail currently for other offenses)


9 Responses

  1. Not enough time!

  2. 911 call to this was crazy.

  3. My husband worked with Diane Snellen and she was a really nice person. The fact that her own daughter could kill her is just so sickening to us. But I agree, they weren’t given nearly long enough sentences. I don’t care if they were teenagers, they were old enough to know right from wrong and they were close enough to being legal adults that they should’ve been tried as such. I’ve seen much younger people charged and tried as adults for lessor offenses. Makes me angry. But rest assured, she may have gotten off easily on this earth, but some day, she will face God and there will be no excuses, no defense and no reasoning with Him. There will only be answers.

    • I agree with you, I myself don’t understand how a child can take the life of their parent. I also agree that their sentences were not long enough either, my opinion they should have been all sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole ever! You murder anyone and you should go to prison for life without any chance of parole ever! My heart, thoughts and prayers are with the family of Diane Snellen as this crime was totally uncalled for and the fact that her own daughter played a role is enough to make anyone sick!1

      • You are also right about when she gets in front of the LORD she will not be able to give any excuse as to why she did what she did, GOD IS THE ONLY JUDGE and JURY A PERSON NEEDS!

    • amen & amen!

  4. I’ve argued with my parents over a number of things since my teenage years, esp. for things that I aspire to do with my life, but I’ve never gone way over the brink to commit the same level of vengeance or planning against my own family like Stephanie Olson did against her own mom. I mean, just to hear about a young, beautiful, bright teenage girl killing her own mother over a relationship and a private life of her own…. it is absolutely mind boggling. Even though she wanted a life of her own, that did not necessarily mean taking a very special one like Diane Snellen that gave it to her. I’m glad Stephanie deserved to be punished and put behind bars because no crime goes unpunished. She really needs to think very seriously on what love truly is, shed light for herself, and to those she and her mother knew on the outside, god definitely must decide what she has done because if one day, she’ll realize just how much importance love really means, especially from a parent to a child. This is no laughing matter. Her mother was a loving person, even to everyone, including her own daughter, and she managed to destroyed that over passion.
    RIP Diane Snellen, you were an amazing mother and a wonderful person. You will never be forgotten.

  5. Stephanie Olson has a face only a mother could love and that big nosed bitch killed her own mother. How pathetic.

  6. I’m watching this now on youtube

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