Andrea Sneiderman told a judge in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday that she should let her, not her brother-in-law Steve Sneiderman, bring suit against her husband Rusty’s killer, despite the fact that she has been indicted as a co-conspirator in the killing the AJC reported.
The victim’s brother, however, isn’t letting the suspected widow off so easy, refusing to bow out of the lawsuit against his brother’s killer, and Andrea Sneiderman’s former boss, Hemy Neuman.
And rightly so, as she is believed by police to have been a part of the murder plot against her own husband.
The judge in the case, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs, isn’t saying which of the two people before her on Friday will win her support in Andrea’s motion to dismiss case against her dead husband’s brother. And she didn’t give a time frame in which she would make her decision.
Since the judge has no idea if Andrea Sneiderman will be convicted as a co-conspirator in her husband’s murder–or if she will be acquitted–she’s likely contemplating putting the entire decision on hold until she sees how the criminal case turns out.
Andrea Sneiderman’s attorney, Lewis Levinson, thinks his client, as the widow of the deceased, should get to bring suit against convicted killer Hemy Neuman, her ex-boss and alleged lover even though she has been indicted in the death of her husband. And he went so far as to accuse Steve Sneiderman on Friday in the court room of not having his niece and nephew’s best interest at heart for speaking so openly about his belief in Andrea’s guilt—and his suspicions about her parents’ potential involvement.
“I have reason to believe that they may have known something,” Steve Sneiderman told Judge Downs on Friday, undeterred about what Andrea Sneiderman or her attorney thinks.
His brother Rusty, who was gunned down as he was returning to his car after dropping his son off at school, entrusted him as executor of his will mere months before he was slain by his wife’s boss. And Andrea Sneiderman, coincidentally, had entrusted her brother-in-law as the executor of her will at the same time, too.
It’s likely she’s having serious second thoughts about that now.
Currently Steve Sneiderman has custody of both his brother’s children, as well as managing control of his estate, and he believes that if a lawsuit is going to be brought against Hemy Neuman in the wrongful death of his brother Rusty, then he needs to be the one to do it.
He absolutely does not feel a woman indicted as a co-conspirator in his brother’s murder should have that legal option. And Judge Downs may well agree with him, once she does make a decision in the motion to dismiss the case heard in Atlanta on Friday.