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This Day in Georgia History

March 15, 2012

Hemy Neuman Guilty But Mentally Ill

Hemy Neuman was found guilty, but mentally ill, of malice murder in the shooting death of Rusty Sneiderman on Nov. 18, 2010. Neuman admitted that he had shot Sneiderman, but claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity. Neuman claimed he killed Sneiderman to protect their children, after suffering abuse himself as a child. The shooting occurred outside the day care center in Dunwoody where Rusty Sneiderman had just dropped off his children. Sneiderman’s wife, Andrea, was a key witness in the case. She worked for Neuman and rumors abounded the two were romantically involved, which she denied. Neuman was sentenced to life without parole for his crime.

He was later granted a new trial, but was again found guilty, with no mental illness involved; his sentence remained the same.