Ga. Supreme Court to hear appeal from Hemy Neuman

DUNWOODY, Ga. – The Georgia Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Hemy Neuman.

Neuman is serving a life sentence after being found guilty but insane in the Nov. 2010 shooting death of Rusty Sneiderman outside of a Dunwoody daycare.

During the trial, Neuman's attorneys contended that his affair with Sneiderman's wife, Andrea, drove him to madness. Neuman was Andrea Sneiderman's boss at GE Energy.

In a separate trial, Andrea Sneiderman was convicted of perjury and sentenced to five years in prison. She was released in June 2014 after serving 22 months. She is serving out the remainder of her sentence under paroled supervision.

"Hemy Neuman was convicted on the basis of purgered testimony, and we know that the perjured testimony was important to the case because the prosecutor in his closing argument went on and on about how important it was," said Neuman's attorney Scott Key.

Last March, Neuman asked for a new trial, stating that Andrea Sneiderman's lies on the witness stand led to his conviction. That appeal was denied in DeKalb County.

"We are seeking the Supreme Court of Georgia to grant a new trial for Hemy Neuman," Key said.

The Georgia Supreme Court is now scheduled to hear the appeal from Neuman's attorneys Tuesday at 2 p.m., according to a release from the court's public information office.

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