The woman who admitted to shooting her husband and then burying his body deep in the ground is now charged with filing his taxes and cashing in on the return.
Ellen Snyder admits she shot and buried her husband Michael in 2002. In 2006, prosecutors said she needed him again for his money.
Since the body was unearthed two weeks ago at his former home in the northeast heights, Snyder's secrets have surfaced with him.
Snyder shot the master mechanic inside their home in January of 2002.
Her attorney claims that Michael was abusive, and would push her up against walls and shake her.
The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office doesn't buy that the murder was in self-defense, and a jury of her peers agrees so far.
“The grand jury returned their indictment on willful and deliberate first-degree murder,” Gary Cade with the District Attorney’s office said.
In fact, the grand jury said yes to all seven charges the DA's office was pressing for Thursday, including new charges for tax fraud.
The DA's office said Ellen Snyder filed a tax return for Michael Snyder in 2006.
She then forged his signature on the $900 tax return check and gave it to a car dealership as a payment.
Snyder has a long history of money problems. She ran up huge amounts of debt before and after the murder.
“We are continuing our investigation into not only the charges, excuse me, not only the charges that were returned today but for the possibility of additional charges.” Cade said. “We think the primary charge here is the charge of willful and deliberate murder and that's a life sentence.”
Snyder's son admitted to police he wrapped his step-father’s body in plastic the morning of the murder and then helped his mother bury the body two days later.
He has cooperated with police, so at this time he is not being charged.
Snyder, 50, is still in jail on a $1 million bond.