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Legal expert sizes up new twist in Sneiderman murder case

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Ken Hodges, a former prosecutor and former district attorney, said legal experts are talking about the latest twist in the Andrea Sneiderman murder trial.

On Friday, prosecutors said Sneiderman conspired to kill her husband because she was having an affair, not with her boss Hemy Neuman, but a different man.

Neuman is serving a life sentence for the 2010 killing outside a Dunwoody daycare. 

"I don't know whether this is a ploy to get Hemy Neuman to speak, to try to drive a wedge between Hemy and Ms. Sneiderman. I don't know what the motivation is," Hodges said. "The district attorney is going to have hard evidence of it and not just rumor, innuendo, speculation or it will fail."

Prosecutors have asked to add the name of the alleged lover, Joseph Dell, to the witness list.

Terms of Sneiderman's bond said that she can have no contact with any witnesses.  Sneiderman's attorneys asked the judge to waive that requirement since Dell is helping care for her two children.

"The order in effect was so she wouldn't intimidate witnesses and get them to change their testimony," Hodges said. "It's hard to argue credibly that she's going to intimidate somebody she's got a romantic relationship with now."

The two sides have until noon on Tuesday to file motions on the new witness and whether Sneiderman should be allowed to continue having contact with him.

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