Prosecutor, defense implicate widow

March 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM   |   Comments

DECATUR, Ga., March 14 (UPI) -- Jurors in the trial of a Georgia man charged with shooting a co-worker's husband asked for a second look at videos of his police interrogation Wednesday.

Hemy Neuman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the slaying of Russell "Rusty" Sneiderman, 36, who was gunned down in November as he dropped of his son at preschool. Jurors requested the videos after about 2 hours of deliberations, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

In their closing arguments Tuesday, Neuman's lawyer and the prosecutor suggested Andrea Sneiderman was involved in her husband's death. She has not been charged.

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James pointed to evidence that Andrea Sneiderman knew her husband had been shot before she reached the hospital -- which was where she said she learned the details of what had happened.

The defense lawyer, Doug Peters, called Andrea Sneiderman "an adulterer, tease, calculator, liar and master manipulator," who wanted her husband dead to collect $2 million in life insurance. She knew that Neuman, her supervisor at GE Energy, was going to pieces mentally and took advantage of that, Peters said.

"If you think for a second that Andrea Sneiderman did not know what she was doing, did not manipulate Hemy, did not suggest to Hemy, did not plant seeds in Hemy, I suggest you're not taking a reasonable look at this case," Peters said.

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