Discovery evidence submitted last week by Andrea Sneiderman’s attorneys indicates the defense will portrayits client as another victim of the fatal shooting that took her husband’s life nearly three years ago, who took no part in the killing.
Sneiderman, who faces malice murder and felony murder charges, denies Dekalb prosecutor’s claims that she encouraged her former boss and alleged paramour, Hemy Neuman, to kill her spouse. Neuman was sentenced to life in prison in March 2012 for murdering Rusty Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody daycare facility.
Neuman, according to the defense evidence, was stalking the Sneidermans in the weeks leading up the shooting. Specifics of that evidence will remain under wraps until her trial begins later this month.
In Neuman’s trial, it was revealed that he had originally plotted to kill Rusty Sneiderman on Nov. 10, 2010, eight days before the actual murder. He had driven to the Sneiderman’s home and hidden outside, planning to shoot the 36-year-old entrepreneur after he returned from taking his young son to Dunwoody Prep.
His plan failed when his intended victim, investigating a gas leak, discovered the Cobb County engineer crouching behind an air conditioning unit.
Neuman, disguised in a mustache and cap, escaped down a side path and drove away undetected.
Other items listed in the discovery index — including home movies and and a video Sneiderman made for her husband’s remembrance ceremony — indicate that the widow’s defense team plans to rebut testimony from her former best friend Shayna Citron that her marriage to Rusty was on the rocks.
The defense also listed evidence of Neuman behaving inappropriately at the funeral of the man he had killed just days earlier.
Sneiderman’s trial is scheduled to begin July 29. She currently resides with her parents in Johns Creek under house arrest.
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