Q&A on the News

Q: Now that Andrea Sneiderman had been convicted and sentenced, will her parents retain custody of her children? If so, what visitation rights, if any, will Rusty Sneiderman’s relatives have?

—Michelle Hutchinson, Marietta

A: Sneiderman’s parents, who live in Johns Creek, have custody of her two children, Ian and Sophia. Esther Panitch, the attorney for the parents of Rusty Sneiderman’s family, released this statement after Andrea Sneiderman was sentenced: “We have reached out to Andrea’s lawyers and are hopeful we can reach an agreement that is in the best interests of the children.” Rusty Sneiderman was shot and killed in November 2010 by Hemy Neuman, who was convicted in March 2012, but was found mentally ill. Andrea Sneiderman was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted on nine of 13 counts, including hindering the apprehension of a criminal, concealment of material facts, three counts of giving false statements and four counts of perjury.

Q: When I’m on I-75 near West Paces Ferry Road, I see the scaffolding on the front of the Church of the Apostles and wonder what could possibly be needed on such a new building.

—Sharon Pauli, Atlanta

A: The Church of the Apostles is undergoing structural repairs and the exterior of the building is being cleaned and sealed, according to the church’s website.

Andy Johnston wrote this column; staff writer Christian Boone contributed. 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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