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Andrea Sneiderman Charged In Murder Of Husband

Andrea Sneiderman was arrested Thursday morning and charged with murder and other charges.


Andrea Sneiderman has been charged with murder, insurance fraud and perjury in connection with the shooting death of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.

The indictments were announced by the DeKalb County’s District Attorney Robert James on Thursday afternoon.

"We seek justice for anyone who lost a loved one in DeKalb County," said DeKalb DA Robert James.

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Sneiderman was a key figure in the trial of Hemy Neuman, her former boss at GE Energy in Marietta, who was convicted in March of killing Rusty Sneiderman.

Sneiderman's attorneys said they will be seeking bond for their client.

"Our client is innocent and she had nothing to do with this," said John Petrey, one of Sneiderman's attorneys.

According to one charge in the indictment, Sneiderman acted in conjunction with Neuman by providing Neuman a schedule for Sniederman's arrival and departure at the daycare facility in which he was killed.

Sneiderman was arrested Thursday morning without incident, and taken into custody by DeKalb County.

"Mrs. Sneiderman was arrested without incident at about 10:45 Thursday morning," Putnam County Sherriff Howard Sills told Patch. "She was arrested at a residence that was identified by DeKalb County investigators as her parents' home, near Lake Oconee."

Sills said DeKalb investigators and police requested his department assist in the arrest earlier Thursday morning.

"We knew who she was, of course, but this was just a routine arrest," Sills said.

Sneiderman has been charged with one count of violating of the Georgia Racketeering Act; one count of criminal intent to commit murder; one count of malice murder; one count of insurance fraud; two counts of making false statements; and two counts of perjury.

Dunwoody Patch has this extensive coverage of the Hemy Neuman trial, including:

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Pam J August 02, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I've got to wonder why Hemy didn't say she had something to do with it. Was he so snookered by her that he wanted to protect her? I have my doubts that Andrea would have asked him to shoot her husband in front of the pre-school. I guess we'll find out.
"E Pluribus Unum" August 03, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Anna, to your original question...yes, I am surprised. Now, I will resist coming to any conclusion until I hear more evidence as to why she was arrested. I am sure this will end up being a difficult, convoluted, and controversial story.
jocelyn coleman-jones August 03, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Andrea practically put the handcuffs on herself when she called her dad-in-law and friend and told them her husband had been shot, before she got to the daycare. The daycare folks say they didn't tell her until she got there, so how'd she know beforehand?
P August 03, 2012 at 05:31 AM
My wife was in the parking lot the morning Rusty was shot. Andrea drove in quickly while on the phone, hurried out of her vehicle, was told something, and began wailing. Surely she was told at the daycare what had happened.
Glass Eater August 03, 2012 at 02:09 PM
P- All the testimony from both sides (Andrea and the day care workers) is that no one told her Rusty had been shot until she got to the hospital. That's all under oath, on the record, etc. So no one is disputing the timeline. If she knew before she got to the hospital, which she clearly did, then that is a major problem for her.
Rafer Johnson August 03, 2012 at 02:13 PM
We were waiting for the village idiot to show up, thanks for being on time Corey.
sunni August 03, 2012 at 02:35 PM
She lied to the police. She repeatedly lied on the stand. She gave Hemy Rusty's schedule for an attempted murder and the morning of the murder. I am sure there is more, they won't play all their cards at once. Andrea Sneiderman is exactly where she belongs, in jail. I guess her slander, libel and infliction of emotional distress suit against her brother in law won't be going anywhere. Hopefully Rusty's parents will get to see their grandchildren soon.
sunni August 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Hemy's lawyers have issued a statement and said Hemy now sees Andrea has played him like a yo-yo. He could testify against her, but the problem is he has been found mentally ill, and thinks he sees demons and angels, so I don't know how his testimony will stand up to any cross examination. He could throw her under the bus, but it doesn't mean he will be believable. She can still be convicted without him, she is her own worst enemy. I feel sorry for her kids, I truly do, they seem to have lots of people who care for them.
sunni August 03, 2012 at 02:53 PM
She insisted herself, under oath she didn't know until she reached the hospital. She was asked the same question several different ways and her answer was always consistent. She only knew something had happened to Rusty, and she knew he had been taken to the hospital. Her wail could have been an act. She allowed Hemy to come to Rusty's Shiva and grave, knowing she had an affair, and knowing he could be involved. She allowed the killer to hug Rusty's family, she is vile.
Robert J. Nebel August 03, 2012 at 04:35 PM
The entire Neuman trial will be playing in its entirety on truTV's "In Session (9a-3p) in a few weeks - after the conclusion of the Drew Peterson trial. Andrea's case updates will be tied-in with detailed analysis.
Pamela August 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I can promise you that the DeKalb County DA would never have arrested her if they didn't have a case.
DunwoodyWorkingMan August 03, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Jason, patch has always been a good, local site for Dunwoody news. I urge you to rid us of the Brookhaven patch stories and the comments. Same for the TSPLOST comments that won't seem to stop. Get some more Dunwoody content so we don't have to suffer through the other stuff. I am concerned that an overload of non relevant stories and comments will lose you visitors
Chuck August 03, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Look P, her husband dropped the kids off at daycare. Daycare calls Andrea at work and says there has been an accident, your son is ok. Logic clearly says you call your spouse to clarify what happened. She never called her husband. She called her alleged lover Hemy four times. No calls to her husband. When asked why she said why would I call him?
Chuck August 03, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Some similarities to the one and only Georgia woman on death row. "Kelly Renee Gissendaner was convicted of the malice murder of her husband, Douglas Morgan Gissendaner. 1 The jury fixed Gissendaner's sentence at death, finding as statutory aggravating circumstances that the murder was committed during the commission of kidnapping with bodily injury, a capital felony, and that Gissendaner caused or directed another to commit the murder. OCGA 17-10-30 (b) (2) and (6). For the reasons set forth below, we affirm both the conviction and the death sentence." Would you think Mrs. Sneiderman would get the same outcome, the death penalty? Would the d.a. actually seek the death sentence?
Gail Foorman August 03, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I feel deeply sorry for the Sneiderman and Neumann children. The former are the children of a murder victim and possibly a murderer, the latter are the children of a murderer. Such a heavy burden with which to be saddled for the rst of their lives. There is no therapy fund big enough.
jimmie August 03, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I think the DA (Robert James) has already stated that this will not be a death penalty case. Off again to Chick-fil-a!!
Jason Massad August 03, 2012 at 08:52 PM
DunwoodyWorkingMan - Thanks for your comment. We do try to keep things as Dunwoody-focused as possible, though sometimes we stray a bit. We hope you keep reading!
Sandra August 03, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I think the Grand Jury determined there was sufficient evidence to send to jury..
Roz August 04, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Amen. That's the absolue truth. Here's something to ponder and the agony just goes on and on and on... Children ARE who pay the ULTIMATE price for all of this entanglement around them. I really hope that the legal case comes to a conclusion so that whatever sense of normalcy will be surrounding them will come to them. http://www.theellafoundation.com/
Chuck August 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Andrea Sneiderman finds lesbian love in the slammer and becomes a gay rights activist fighting CFA for their stance on gay love. Since she will have to bend over for the soap. LMFAO
louise roach August 05, 2012 at 03:42 AM
so who r u mr. corey thinking she`s so innocent that`s BullSh-- and lots, of people know this, so where do u get off trying to protect a killer, even if she didn`t pull the trigger she knew what was coming down and did nothing to stop it so now what about the innocent children without a father what happens to them, they don`t deserve a parent like her, Just Saying
jimmie August 07, 2012 at 01:17 AM
As much as I hope otherwise, I think she will be granted a bond...although that could depend on the strength of the evidence that the prosecution has..see George Zimmerman as an example.
Kelly Castleberry August 07, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Thanks for your coverage, Dunwoody Patch! I hope you can carry her hearings and trial live, if only via blogging. I have been obsessed with this case and it's outcome so far. I agree with others that the DA wouldn't have brought a case to the grand jury if he didn't have enough evidence. Now, who thinks they will charge her parents and brother with evidence tampering or harboring a criminal? The Sneiderman's attorney alleges that they did not allow them into the home to retrieve their son's belongings or allow the police to search the home. Shoot, if someone killed my husband, the police can take and search whatever they want. I can get a new laptop or iPhone or whatever, and if I'm innocent, they'll give it back.
Cee August 11, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Im with u Kelly...
Donna Skipper August 24, 2012 at 01:44 AM
How About.........How did SHE know Rusty was SHOT! BEFORE anyone told her!
another comment August 24, 2012 at 03:08 AM
It is so clear that Andrea was pissed that she married the lazy Jew. The guy could not or would not hold a job. She thought that after she supported him through him getting his Harvard Business Degree, she should not have to work. All the other women in her subdivision stayed at home. The neighbors were all stay at home moms that spent their money getting their hair and nails done. Buying clothes, etc. I married one of these lazy Jews that couldn't or wouldn't hold a job either. As my divorce lawyer said entrepenour is code for unemplyoyed in the upper middle class. Then once she got the job, she saw the Hemy showed her attention and was a worker. He promised to support her and her children. With the 2 million from the insurance they would have been sitting pretty. Nothing is worse than a lazy no it all Jewish husband, that goes around telling people he is smarter than you, but you are supporting him. They stick around and they whine and they don't pay child support and want to keep claiming that they are great fathers when they are not. Then you have to deal with the jewish mother-in-law of the slug son.
"E Pluribus Unum" August 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM
another comment, why is it necessary to label and categorize your identification of the alleged hit man? Regardless of how awful this situation is and the individuals involved, there is no need to lablel "Jewish." I know many, many lazy white men, who are Christians, heterosexuals, and who are college educated also. You do too. Do you also identify them as lazy white, Christian, and heterosexual men? I doubt it. "Labeling" is an obvious indication of bigotry IMHO.
Kim September 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Andrea also knew that her husband had been shot before arriving at the hospital. I feel Hemi should have been found NOT GUILTY....
julie morales September 26, 2012 at 03:07 PM
She did it. And they do have evidence. Shes more guilty then Hemy.Shes evil. I hope she goes to prison and never gets out. She should get more time then Hemy. Shes as guilty as Bin Laden.
julie morales September 26, 2012 at 03:12 PM
And fuck u calling a dead man a lazy Jew. Your as evil as that dirty whore. Im sure that lazy Jew was ten times the human u are. Your so smart. So I guess u know in gods eyes that the Jews are hand picked by your god, retard ideot.

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