Landlord guilty in carbon monoxide deaths faces sentencing

Snow and his attorney. / Tim Wening

A local landlord facing up to 20 years in prison will be sentenced today for his role in the deaths of four tenants.

Steven Snow pleaded no contest last month to four counts of reckless homicide. Tamara McDaniel and her three children, Damien, Domonique and TaraLynn, were found dead last March in a Central Toledo home owned by Snow.


Steven Snow was sentenced to six months in the Correctional Center of Northwest Ohio, three years of probation, and 1,000 hours of community service after pleading guilty to four counts of reckless homicide.

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Carbon monoxide from a generator in the home was the cause of the deaths. Snow told WNWO that he had taken a gasoline powered generator to the residence after McDaniel contacted him, complaining it was cold in the house.

He said he dropped it off in the evening of March 22. It was Snow who returned to find the family dead the next day.

According to Lucas County court records, Snow pleaded not guilty during his arraignment, but withdrew his plea in August.