DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- It's the murder trial everyone is talking about and now prosecutors want to know what Andrea Sneiderman was telling another man, with whom, they believe she was having an affair.
Sneiderman's conversations with the man were recorded while she was sitting in jail. Although 11Alive has been denied access to those recordings, the Center for Investigative Action has obtained some of the details.
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On August 2, Andrea Sneiderman was arrested as a coconspirator in the death of her husband Rusty, who was shot and killed by her former boss and lover Hemy Neuman.
Now, the prosecution in her murder case is asserting the Dunwoody widow wanted her husband dead not be with Neuman but with this man Joseph Dell.
In a civil wrongful death suit, filed by the victim's brother, it's alleged that Andrea and Dell had arranged play dates with their children prior to Rusty's death, that she held a baby shower for Dell's wife, and that in June of 2011 Dell left his pregnant wife.
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When Andrea was called to testify in the Neuman trial, in February of this year, it was Dell who accompanied her. When she was barred from the proceedings after this display, kissing and hugging a witness, it was Dell who escorted her from court.
We went searching for Joseph Dell to find out more about their relationship and learned from a source close to the case that he's spent a lot of time in Johns Creek, where Andrea is reported to be staying with family, after being released on house arrest.
She was released on August 21. However, during her 19 days in jail, the court filing indicates she had made 58 calls to Dell. All the calls were recorded.
According to the court document, Mr. Dell, apparently unaware that he was being recorded, is heard crying and professed his love for Sneiderman. The document states this bold romantic gesture is met by Defendant (Sneiderman)...with a response eerily similar to her handling of Neuman, "I do not know what to say."
That's why the prosecution wanted to put Dell on the witness list.
So what light can Dell's ex-wife shed on the Sneiderman relationship? We talked to her. She was pleasant but indicated to us that she did not want to be drawn into it in any way. We left our number in case she changes her mind.
As for Dell, in a posting on a 'Friend's of Andrea's' website he states:
"I have no intention of dragging myself or my family into the mud with the media and becoming a source of public scrutiny."
But it may not be up to him. Judge Gregory Adams is expected to rule soon on whether to add Dell to the witness list.