The administrator at Dunwoody Prep, who preceded Stansbury on the stand, said she couldn’t recall if someone at the day care center told Sneiderman about the shooting.
“It’s so hard to remember,” testified the administrator, Donna Formato. Prosecutors tried to block Stansbury’s testimony regarding what Formato allegedly said but their objections were overruled by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams.
Stansbury said she decided not to tell investigators about her conversation with Formato because she didn’t trust DeKalb District Attorney Robert James. Meanwhile, her friend would spend almost a full year under house arrest.
Day 7 of the Sneiderman trial started with Adams denying a defense motion for a directed verdict, a verdict ordered by the judge. Co-counsel Doug Chalmers said the state “has not proven its case. Things that Andrea Sneiderman said or Hemy Neuman said have been interpreted in a certain way (by the state) and presented as fact.”
Later, Neuman’s own words were used by the defense to bolster its contention that Sneiderman had rejected his amorous advances.
“Her message was very clear,” Neuman said in a taped interview with Dunwoody police conducted the day of his arrest: “ ‘I made a commitment to my husband.’ ”
The defense is expected to wrap up its case by Thursday. Sneiderman said Tuesday she hasn’t decided whether she’ll testify.