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Andrea Sneiderman becomes emotional after watching video in court

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DECATUR, GA (CBS46) -

Day three of testimony wrapped up Wednesday in the Andrea Sneiderman perjury trial.

The focus was on the hours after the murder of Sneiderman's husband, Rusty.

Some key video was played in court. It was video taken outside of the Dunwoody daycare where Rusty Sneiderman was gunned down in November 2010.

Andrea Sneiderman's boss, Hemy Neuman, is serving life in prison for the murder. He and Andrea Sneiderman were reportedly having an affair.

The jury saw how Andrea Sneiderman reacted when she arrived just after being told something had happened to her husband in November of 2010.

Watching the video, Andrea Sneiderman became emotional again.

"At that time when her knees began to give out, I was holding her up," Dunwoody police officer Jesus Maldonado told the court. "I kept saying, 'you got to get up, you got to get up. Just relax, calm down, you got to get up.' We were almost to the front door I was trying to get her there in one piece."

Another investigator testified about Andrea Sneiderman's reaction when she arrived at the daycare center. 

"The first time I saw her was when she got out of her vehicle and started screaming," testified Detective Andrew Thompson. "I can't remember exactly what she was screaming but she was being very loud, very dramatic." 

Also Wednesday, the prosecution played clips of video of Andrea Sneiderman's interviews with investigators the day after her husband's murder and nearly a week later.

"When you asked her whether or not anyone was trying to break up her family, did she give you a name?" prosecutor Kellie Hill asked Thompson. 

"She said 'yes, Hemy Neuman,'" Thompson replied.

But investigators did not follow up on that information, saying Andrea Sneiderman said Neuman made advances to her but she downplayed their close relationship.

"While I understand that the defendant made a pass at her, did he ever say he professed his love?" asked Hill. "No," replied Thompson.  

"Did she ever tell you that he asked her to consider marrying him?" pressed Hill.  "No," replied Thompson.

Thompson testified that police would have looked more closely at Neuman as a suspect if Andrea Sneiderman had provided more details about the pair's relationship.

"She told me absolutely nothing to emphasize that there was an inappropriate relationship or extramarital affair with Hemy which would have guided my investigation directly at him," Thompson told the court.

The defense was cross-examining Thompson when the third day of testimony wrapped up.

The trial resumes Thursday at 9 a.m.

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