The widow of the Dunwoody man gunned down in November was having an affair with the suspect, according to the attorney for the suspect’s wife.
Esther Panitch, the attorney for Ariela Neuman, the suspect’s wife, filed a subpoena on March 10 requiring DeKalb District Attorney Robert James to produce any evidence pertaining to a possible extra-marital relationship between Hemy Zvi Neuman and Andrea Sneiderman.
Hemy Neuman has been charged with the Nov. 18 killing of Russell Sneiderman outside the Dunwoody Prep daycare, where he had just dropped off his son. According to court records, Sneiderman was shot multiple times and pronounced dead after being transported to Atlanta Medical Center.
Neuman, 45, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of malice murder and one count of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary filed an emergency motion for a protective order to counter the release of any information which would prove “a romantic and/or physical relationship between the defendant and Andrea Sneiderman.”
In the emergency motion, Geary admitted that the state has such information.
“The state does possess material and information which responds to the plaintiff’s subpoena to produce,” Geary stated in the motion. The information requested by the subpoena could be discovered “through an extensive investigation.”
In his motion, Geary objected to the release of the information sought by Panitch because of the media attention surrounding the case.
The “release of the material possessed by the State to third parties or the media could harm the continuing efforts to investigate the State’s criminal case,” Geary stated.
A judge was expected to rule this week on the subpoena.
On March 7, Ariela Neuman, the suspect’s wife for 22 years, filed for separation, accusing her husband of adultery and “cruel treatment, which consisted of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental,” according to the court documents.
Hemy Neuman is scheduled to be arraigned on April 4, at 9 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Gregory Adams.