Hemy Neuman, accused of the November 2010 killing of a man outside of a Dunwoody daycare, is changing his plea.
Attorneys for the 49-year-old man filed a notice in court on Sept. 16 of Neuman’s intention to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Originally, Neuman’s plea was simply not guilty.
Neuman was arrested in January and charged with the murder of Russell Sneiderman, a 36-year-old entrepreneur who was shot several times outside Dunwoody Prep daycare, where he had just dropped off his son.
Neuman, who worked at GE Energy in Marietta, was the supervisor of Andrea Sneiderman, the victim’s wife.
The plea change came two days after law enforcement officials were granted a search warrant for e-mail addresses belonging to Neuman and Andrea Sneiderman.
According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed on Sept. 14, investigators for the district attorneys office believe an extramarital affair between the Neuman and the victim’s wife “in large part provided motive to murder Russell Sneiderman.”
The affidavit states that Neuman sent Andrea Sneiderman an iTunes gift song titled “Just the Way You Are,” by Bruno Mars.
The trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 17 and could last a month.