Andrea Sneiderman, convicted Monday of nine of the 13 felony counts against her, took two calculated risks in a pair of trials following the murder of her husband, Rusty, nearly three years ago.
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Staff writer Bill Rankin contributed to this article.
SNEIDERMAN CASE TIMELINE
Nov. 18, 2010: Rusty Sneiderman is shot multiple times and killed after taking his son to class at Dunwoody Prep day care.
Jan. 4, 2011: Hemy Neuman, who supervised Rusty Sneiderman’s wife at GE Energy, is arrested and charged with murder after investigators discovered that the day before the shooting he rented a silver minivan that matched one seen at Dunwoody Prep.
Feb. 21, 2012: Opening statements are heard in the trial of Neuman, who pleads not guilty by reason of insanity.
Feb. 24, 2012: The judge bans Andrea Sneiderman from the courtroom for actions that were deemed as intimidating to witnesses.
March 15, 2012: After deliberating nearly eight hours over three days, the jury finds Neuman guilty but mentally ill on the count of murder, and guilty on the count of using a firearm during the commission of a felony. The judge sentences Neuman to life in prison without parole on the murder count, and five years in prison on the firearms charge.
May 18, 2012: Steve Sneiderman, Rusty Sneiderman’s brother, files a wrongful death lawsuit against his sister-in-law, alleging she conspired to kill her husband.
June 18, 2012: Andrea Sneiderman files a defamation suit against Steve Sneiderman along with a wrongful death suit against Neuman.
Aug. 2, 2012: A DeKalb County grand jury issues an eight-count indictment charging Andrea Sneiderman with malice murder, attempted murder, racketeering, insurance fraud and two counts each of perjury and false statements. The same morning, she is arrested in Putnam County.
Feb. 18: Prosecutors reindict Sneiderman, dropping conspiracy charges but implicating her in the death of her husband as a “party to the crime.”
May 21: Sneiderman pleads not guilty to a third indictment, revised after the defense raises questions about the wording of the charges.
July 23: Prosecutors inform the defense, according to people with direct knowledge of the case, that they will be dropping the three most serious charges against Sneiderman: felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault. She still faced 13 charges, including: seven perjury counts, four counts of making false statements, one count of hindering the apprehension of a criminal, one count of concealment of material fact. Each count carries a maximum sentence ranging from five to 10 years in prison.
Aug. 6: The trial begins.
Monday: The jury finds Sneiderman guilty of nine of the 13 counts. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday.
What’s next for Andrea Sneiderman
- Andrea Sneiderman faces sentencing Tuesday on nine felony counts. Each of the counts carries a maximum sentence ranging from five to 10 years.
- A wrongful-death suit that Sneiderman’s brother-in-law filed against her is also still pending.
Hindering Apprehension of Criminal by concealing her relationship with Neuman
Concealment of material facts by misleading investigators as to the nature of that relationship
False statements, claiming she never suspected Neuman prior to Dec. 28
Perjury, for saying she didn’t know her husband had been shot prior to being informed by an emergency room doctor
False statements, telling a police officer she did not know what had happened to her husband upon arrival at Dunwoody Prep
Perjury, for telling investigators she was not romantically involved with Neuman
Perjury, for saying Hemy’s advances were not reciprocated
False statements, for claiming she told Neuman to end his pursuit of her
Perjury, for lying when asked whether she had shared a room with Neuman during a business trip to Longmont, Col.
False statements, for claiming she was unaware Neuman was in Longmont
Perjury, for claiming Neuman traveled to Longmont on business
Perjury, for insisting she did not kiss Neuman while at a Greenville, S.C., bar
Perjury, for not telling police immediately about her suspicions that Neuman was her husband’s killer due to her mother’s safety concerns