Andrea Sneiderman on the stand during the Hemy Neuman murder trial (Courtesy NBC TODAY)
DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James has subpoenaed videotaped testimony of Andrea Sneiderman for possible viewing by a grand jury.
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This means Sneiderman may very well face charges for her behavior during the trial of Hemy Neuman, who was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her husband Rusty in November 2010.
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Esther Panitch, the attorney representing Neuman's estranged wife Ariela, told 11Alive News Tuesday morning that "every step that the D.A. takes to further investigate their case is a march closer to justice for Rusty Sneiderman and may result in the arrest of his widow Andrea Sneiderman for her role in not only his death, but also covering it up afterwards."
Panitch believes Sneiderman could face charges of making false statements to police, perjury and possibly even murder.
"It's up to the D.A. to decide if they feel like they have enough to charge her based on the totality of the circumstances surrounding her involvement," Panitch said.
Panitch described Sneiderman's "level of arrogance" throughout the investigation and trial, saying, "I think it would take a criminal charge to bring her back down to reality and realize that what she's alleged to have done is very, very serious."
"This is not a joke. This is not a game. This is someone's life who was taken, and this is someone's life who will be affected by criminal charges, so the decision [to charge Sneiderman] has to be very deliberate," Panitch added.