Q&A on the News

Q: Andrea Sneiderman was released from prison earlier this month. Was there a large life insurance policy on Rusty Sneiderman? Did she collect the money?

—Tom Brayton, Sharpsburg

A: More than $2 million in life insurance money was returned to Sneiderman shortly after the murder charges were dropped against her in August 2013. The state had seized the money from Sneiderman following her arrest in August 2012 in connection with the November 2010 murder of her husband Rusty Sneiderman.

She was found guilty on nine of 13 felony counts last August, including perjury and hindering the apprehension of a criminal, and was released from Arrendale State Prison on June 16. Sneiderman’s former boss, Hemy Neuman, was convicted in the murder of Rusty Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody day care facility and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Q: What’s up with Brian McCann, a Braves fan favorite for so long who is hitting in the low .200s? He recently played catcher and first base in the same game. Is he also playing first for the New York Yankees?

—Elmer K. Miller, Cumming

A: McCann was hitting .223 with eight homers and 34 RBIs (through June 25) as the Yankees’ starting catcher. He’s also played in seven games at first base – including his first career start at the position on May 28 – in place of Mark Teixeira, another former Brave who has missed time with various injuries. McCann signed a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees in December after nine seasons with the Braves.

Andy Johnston wrote this column. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

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