Craig Schneider

Reporter for Enterprise

Craig Schneider is a reporter for the Enterprise team. He specializes in putting a local focus on national issues such as the economy, unemployment and health care. He started with the AJC in 1997 and has previously covered issues such as health, crime and county government. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

Latest from Craig Schneider

Relative: Mother showed demons before stabbing and killing family
 How could a mother try to kill her entire family? Days before Isabel Martinez allegedly stabbed and killed virtually her entire family, she was struggling with some demons of her own. Depressed over the recent death of her father in Mexico, the Loganville mother spiraled into depression, said a family member. That depression was ...

Posted: 2 days ago

How could a mother try to kill her entire family? Days before Isabel Martinez allegedly stabbed and killed virtually her entire family, she was struggling with some demons of her own. Depressed over the recent death of her father in Mexico, the Loganville mother spiraled into depression, said a family member. That depression was ...
McIver’s defense attorneys try to go on the offensive
 Trying to take the offensive, defense attorneys for Claud “Tex” McIver have asserted that prosecutors illegally searched the properties of the Atlanta attorney accused of killing his wife over money. The attorneys are asking the judge to throw out any evidence from those searches. McIver’s attorneys said the Fulton...

Posted: 3 days ago

Trying to take the offensive, defense attorneys for Claud “Tex” McIver have asserted that prosecutors illegally searched the properties of the Atlanta attorney accused of killing his wife over money. The attorneys are asking the judge to throw out any evidence from those searches. McIver’s attorneys said the Fulton...
Relative: Mother’s demons showed before stabbing family to death
 Days before she allegedly stabbed and killed virtually her entire family, Isabel Martinez prayed over some candles for her recently deceased father. She was very upset because he had practiced witchcraft in her native Mexico, and she believed his soul was condemned to hell. Holding some rosary beads, she put the candle flame to her hands...

Posted: 3 days ago

Days before she allegedly stabbed and killed virtually her entire family, Isabel Martinez prayed over some candles for her recently deceased father. She was very upset because he had practiced witchcraft in her native Mexico, and she believed his soul was condemned to hell. Holding some rosary beads, she put the candle flame to her hands...
What we now know about stabbing deaths of father, 4 kids in Gwinnett
 It’s been two weeks since a father and four children were stabbed to death inside their Gwinnett County mobile home. And as more details are released, the already horrific crime spree becomes even harder to fathom. Why would the suspect, a 33-year-old Mexican national, kill her family? The motive remained unknown Thursday. But details...

Posted: 7 days ago

It’s been two weeks since a father and four children were stabbed to death inside their Gwinnett County mobile home. And as more details are released, the already horrific crime spree becomes even harder to fathom. Why would the suspect, a 33-year-old Mexican national, kill her family? The motive remained unknown Thursday. But details...
Gwinnett mom felt “devil like spirit” before stabbing children, husband 
 Nine-year-old Diana Romero said she saw her mother stabbing her brothers, sister and father, but before the woman turned on Diana she told her that she was “going to the sky to see Jesus,” according to a state child welfare report obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The young girl cried and told her mother...

Posted: 7 days ago

Nine-year-old Diana Romero said she saw her mother stabbing her brothers, sister and father, but before the woman turned on Diana she told her that she was “going to the sky to see Jesus,” according to a state child welfare report obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The young girl cried and told her mother...
Lone surviving child in Gwinnett stabbings recounts mom’s rampage
 Nine-year-old Diana Romero said she saw her mother stabbing her brothers, sister and father, but before the woman turned on Diana she told her that she was “going to the sky to see Jesus,” according to a state child welfare report obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The young girl cried and told her mother...

Posted: 7 days ago

Nine-year-old Diana Romero said she saw her mother stabbing her brothers, sister and father, but before the woman turned on Diana she told her that she was “going to the sky to see Jesus,” according to a state child welfare report obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The young girl cried and told her mother...
Debate: Food stamps and work rules
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution invited two local experts to debate the controversies surrounding food stamps. The experts came from different sides of the political spectrum. They were Melissa Johnson, a senior policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a left leaning think tank, and Benita Dodd, vice president of the Georgia...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution invited two local experts to debate the controversies surrounding food stamps. The experts came from different sides of the political spectrum. They were Melissa Johnson, a senior policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a left leaning think tank, and Benita Dodd, vice president of the Georgia...
McIver tries to appeal denial of bond
 It’s a long shot, but attorneys for Claud “Tex” McIver are trying to appeal a Fulton County judge’s denial of bond to the prominent attorney charged with murdering his business executive wife. His attorneys filed an application Thursday with the Georgia Supreme Court to appeal the June 13 denial of bond by Fulton...

Posted: 13 days ago

It’s a long shot, but attorneys for Claud “Tex” McIver are trying to appeal a Fulton County judge’s denial of bond to the prominent attorney charged with murdering his business executive wife. His attorneys filed an application Thursday with the Georgia Supreme Court to appeal the June 13 denial of bond by Fulton...
Names of soldiers killed in crash released by friends, family
 Leflore County, Miss. —  The national grief over the military plane crash here extends directly to a door in Atlanta, to the father of an engineer who died on the plane.   Michael Snowden is the father of Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden, who was among 15 Marines and one sailor who died Monday when their plane crashed in a rural...

Posted: 14 days ago

Leflore County, Miss. —  The national grief over the military plane crash here extends directly to a door in Atlanta, to the father of an engineer who died on the plane.   Michael Snowden is the father of Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden, who was among 15 Marines and one sailor who died Monday when their plane crashed in a rural...
Names of the dead in Mississippi crash emerge from friends, family
 The national grief over the military plane crash here extends directly to a door in Atlanta, to the father of an engineer who died on the plane. Michael Snowden is the father of Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden, who was among 15 Marines and one sailor who died Monday when their plane crashed in a rural soybean field. The cause of the crash...

Posted: 15 days ago

The national grief over the military plane crash here extends directly to a door in Atlanta, to the father of an engineer who died on the plane. Michael Snowden is the father of Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden, who was among 15 Marines and one sailor who died Monday when their plane crashed in a rural soybean field. The cause of the crash...
Five things to know about the Mississippi crash
 1. A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed in a rural Mississippi soybean field Monday afternoon, killing all 16 service members aboard. 2. The crash site may contain explosive ammunition and ordinance, and local residents have been warned not to come near it and that they may hear small explosions as the devices are rendered safe...

Posted: 15 days ago

1. A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed in a rural Mississippi soybean field Monday afternoon, killing all 16 service members aboard. 2. The crash site may contain explosive ammunition and ordinance, and local residents have been warned not to come near it and that they may hear small explosions as the devices are rendered safe...