August 22, 2013

Widow convicted of perjury asks for new trial

Associated Press

ATLANTA — Attorneys for a woman accused of lying to police investigating her husband’s shooting death have filed a motion for a new trial.

Andrea Sneiderman was sentenced to five years in prison for lying to investigators about an affair with her former boss, Hemy Neuman, who was convicted of killing Sneiderman’s husband. Neuman was also deemed mentally ill.

Sneiderman’s husband, Rusty Sneiderman, was gunned down outside a suburban Atlanta preschool in 2010.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( Sneiderman’s attorney Brian Steel filed a motion in Fulton County Superior Court saying the verdict against his client was contrary to evidence that was presented. Her attorneys also filed a separate motion asking for bond pending an appeal.

Attorney Doug Chalmers has said Sneiderman’s legal team is hopeful to reunite her with her children in the near future.

Sneiderman was convicted Monday of perjury and giving false statements. Prosecutors accused Sneiderman of lying under oath during Neuman’s trial.

Attorneys for Hemy Neuman say they also plan to file a motion arguing that their client deserves a new trial.

“Hemy Neuman was convicted in part by perjured testimony,” one of Neuman’s attorneys Bob Rubin told the newspaper.

Neuman’s legal team plans to file the motion within 60 days in DeKalb County Superior Court. If the judge rejects it, one of Neuman’s other attorneys, Doug Peters, said his legal team would seek a ruling from an appellate court.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,