Although Andrea Sneiderman described her husband’s killer as a “predator” and “stalker,” she admitted sending him pictures of her children after he had made what she described as unwanted advances toward her.
Sneiderman, during the second day of the trial against Hemy Neuman, said Neuman had been “overly friendly,” even patting her on the leg.
“There was no reciprocation …of any feelings of Hemy Neuman,” Sneiderman said. “I was always vigilant.”
Neuman is on trial for the November 2010 killing outside Dunwoody Prep daycare center of Russell Sneiderman, a 36-year-old entrepreneur who was shot four times after 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.
Attorneys for the prosecution and defense questioned Sneiderman for hours during the first two days of the trial about her relationship with her Neuman.
Bob Rubin, one of Neuman’s attorneys, used various e-mails in an effort to prove that Neuman had intimate knowledge of Sneiderman’s children, including their birthdays and information about their homework.
Sneiderman admitted to sending Neuman 100 photographs of her daughter’s birthday party after being upset and having to “repent” for holding his hand. She also recounted a “not overly romantic” visit to a castle in Scotland with Neuman.
“Is that your definition of ‘shying away’ from [Neuman]?” Rubin asked Sneiderman.
“It is,” she answered.
Christine Oliviera, a worker at the Pulse Lounge in downtown Greenville, S.C., described a night when Sneiderman and Neuman visited the lounge in 2010.
“They danced together,” Oliviera said. “He kept spinning her around to the salsa music.”
Oliviera, who said the two were her only clients that night, were acting as if they were on a first date.
“They were groping each other,” Oliviera said. “He had his hands on her rear end. They looked like a couple.
“They were very affectionate toward each other,” Oliviera said. “She was embracing him as well. She actually kissed him.”