DeKalb Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams will hear arguments in court Thursday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. on a recently filed motion by the defense attorneys for Andrea Sneiderman to dismiss 13 of the 16 counts contained in a reworked indictment against the widow of Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman.
In their motion, the defense attorneys argue prosecutors failed to specifically address allegations she lied to police and concealed evidence that could have led to the capture of the killer of her husband.
The former Dunwoody widow’s lawyers claim, the seven perjury counts against her are “vague, uncertain, indefinite and devoid of the specificity required by the due process clauses” of the state and U.S. constitutions.
“Each of the perjury counts in the indictment fails to adequately identify the issues surrounding the murder of (Rusty) Sneiderman,” the motion states.
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and his prosecution team allege Sneiderman failed to provide investigators with information that pointed to Neuman’s culpability in the shooting.
But Sneiderman’s defense team contends the prosecution has not provided any specifics as to how she hindered the apprehension of a criminal. “Count 4 … does not adequately apprise (Sneiderman) of the circumstances of any alleged commission of a crime sufficient to allow defendant to prepare a defense … and to protect her against double jeopardy,” the defense motion states.
The defense also makes similar arguments on the four counts of giving false statements and the one count of concealing material facts.
Sneiderman is also charged with felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault. Her trial is scheduled to begin July 29, almost a year to the day after her arrest on charges in a previous indictment.
The mother of two, Sneiderman is currently living under house arrest with her parents in Johns Creek. She denies she was ever romantically involved with Neuman.