Discovery evidence rings familiar in Andrea Sneiderman case

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Discovery evidence rings familiar in Andrea Sneiderman case

Discovery evidence filed this week by prosecutors charging Andrea Sneiderman in the killing of her husband indicates a case similar to the one brought against the Dunwoody widow’s former boss, Hemy Neuman.

Neuman was sentenced to life in prison in March for fatally shooting Rusty Sneiderman outside his son’s daycare facility. The Cobb County engineer’s relationship with Andrea Sneiderman figured prominently in that case and will again in the second trial, as prosecutors are alleging the former co-workers conspired to kill the Dunwoody entrepreneur.

More than 9,000 pages of evidence, along with 91 discs containing interviews, audio and video records, were shared by the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office with the defense team on Tuesday. Many of the same witnesses who testified in the Neuman trial are referenced in the filings, and prosecutors have subpoenaed video of Sneiderman’s entire testimony.

On the surface, there appears to be little new evidence, such as a “smoking gun” proving the alleged conspiracy, in the latest filings.

But discovery evidence is typically vague. For example, the just-released documents reveal that a search warrant was executed on March 19 — four days after Neuman was found guilty. What was searched, and what may may have been found, was not disclosed.

Also listed in the discovery: information from Andrea Sneiderman’s computer, credit card records and receipts from GE Energy, where the widow was supervised by Neuman prior to her husband’s death.

Information obtained from an AT&T cell tower location chart, used to track the Andrea Sneiderman’s locations the day of her husband’s shooting, was also included.

At Neuman’s trial, Sneiderman testified she was first told her husband had been shot by an emergency room doctor at Atlanta Medical Center, an assertion that was rebutted by close friend Shayna Citron and Don Sneiderman, the suspect’s father-in-law. They testified Andrea phoned them — before arriving at the hospital — to tell them Rusty had been shot.

Sneiderman, who maintains she had no involvement in her husband’s death, is currently under house arrest after spending three weeks in DeKalb County jail. While incarcerated, she made several calls to her parents and a friend that were specifically mentioned by prosecutors in the discovery filing.

Those calls are recorded, according to jail officials.

Sneiderman is charged with malice murder, attempted murder, insurance fraud, racketeering and two counts each of perjury and false statements. The fraud charge stems from the $2 million she received after Rusty Sneiderman’s death.

A gag order placed on attorneys representing the state and Sneiderman prohibits them from commenting on developments in the case.

Sneiderman is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 8.

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