Hemy Neuman Heads Back to Court, Seeks New Trial

Attorneys for the convicted Dunwoody day care killer say Andrea Sneiderman's perjured testimony helped convict Neuman and now he deserves a new hearing.

From left to right, Hemy Neuman, Andrea Sneiderman, and the late Rusty Sneiderman. Credit: Patch file
From left to right, Hemy Neuman, Andrea Sneiderman, and the late Rusty Sneiderman. Credit: Patch file
Hemy Neuman, the man found guilty but mentally ill two years ago in the 2010 killing of Dunwoody entrepreneur Russell "Rusty" Sneiderman, will be back in court Tuesday seeking a new trial.

Lawyers for Neuman contend that since perjured testimony from Sneiderman’s widow helped convict Neuman, he deserves a new hearing.

In August 2013, a jury found Andrea Sneiderman guilty on nine of 13 counts including hindering apprehension of a criminal, making false statements and concealing a romantic relationship with Neuman, her former boss. 

Sneiderman's charges related to the investigation of the murder of her husband in November 2010 at a Dunwoody daycare center. 

Prosecutors had alleged that Sneiderman was dishonest with investigators, intentionally steering them away from her former supervisor at GE Energy, Neuman, concealing evidence that could have led to his capture sooner.

Neuman is currently serving life in prison without parole. Sneiderman was sentenced to five years on each count to run concurrently, but was given almost a year’s worth of credit for time served. She is eligible for parole in late April.

Neuman admitted killing Rusty Sneiderman, just after Sneiderman dropped his son off at a Dunwoody daycare center. Neuman, a former executive at GE Energy, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity during the murder trial that gripped the nation for more than a month in early 2012.

His lawyers presented evidence that he believed he was visited by an angel and a demon that urged him to kill Sneiderman.

Neuman's defense attorneys cast blame on Andrea Sneiderman and said she manipulated a mentally ill man into killing her husband.

Neuman’s lawyers are expected to seek a ruling from an appellate court if the DeKalb County Superior Court Judge rejects their motion for a new hearing on Tuesday.

Neuman is not expected to testify Tuesday but will be in court. He did not testify in his own defense two years ago, and only said at his sentencing, "I am so, so, so sorry. I can't say it enough. I am sorry from the deepest part of me your honor. That's all I have."

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