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Grand jury returns indictments in Dunwoody daycare murder


A DeKalb County Grand Jury Tuesday morning returned a two-count indictment against a man accused of shooting and killing a father outside of a Dunwoody daycare.

48-year-old Hemy Neuman faces charges of malice murder and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

Neuman is accused of fatally shooting Rusty Sneiderman in the parking lot of the Dunwoody Prep Pre-School last November.

"An indictment is absolutely no evidence of guilt," said Doug Peters, one of Neuman's defense attorneys.

Peters said he was disappointed Robert James, the DeKalb County District Attorney, canceled Neuman's preliminary hearing Tuesday. That's when the defense would have heard, for the first time, the state's evidence against Neuman.

James said he had enough evidence to skip the hearing and take it straight to the jury.

"I don't comment on evidence, but what I can tell you, is there was enough evidence for a grand jury to return an indictment," said James.

Neither side would comment on possible motives.

We learned Neuman worked with Sneiderman's wife, Andrea, at General Electric. The company confirmed Neuman was Sneiderman's supervisor on the quality and engineering team, but a spokesman would offer no other details.

Neuman's attorneys said they believe police should make more arrests.

"We do believe there is someone else the police should be looking for. However, we don't have the resources that the state has to do that kind of investigation," said Bob Rubin, another one of Neuman's attorneys.

We asked James if more people could be charged.

"I can't comment on what may or may not happen in the future as far as our evidence is concerned," said James.

A statement was released Tuesday afternoon by Andrea Sneiderman. It read, in part…."I was shocked to learn that the man charged with the murder was my former boss, a person who we thought was a friend of our family. I have been assured by the Dekalb County District Attorney's Office that Mr. Neuman is Rusty's killer…."

Neuman's attorneys said they would request bond. They said Neuman is not a flight-risk or a danger to the community.

An arraignment is expected to occur within the next two months.

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