Dunwoody police say the suspect and victim in a Dunwoody slaying knew one another and that the suspect worked with the victim’s wife.

Police are continuing their investigation into the November slaying, but are not looking at other suspects.

Neuman makes a court appearance in DeKalb County

“We have not completed our investigation, so I cannot say there are ‘NO’ other suspects.  However, we are not looking at anyone either,” e-mailed Sgt. Mike Carlson, spokesman for the department.

Hemy Zvi Neuman, 48, of Buckhead, appeared in a DeKalb County Magistrate Court Jan. 5 and was formally charged with the murder of Russell Sneiderman, a Dunwoody businessman and Harvard MBA.

Neuman,  accused of killing Sneiderman as he dropped his 2-year-old son off at daycare, made his first appearance in court Jan. 5. Neuman does not yet have his own attorney. He requested a public defender.

Neuman is scheduled to appear 9 a.m. Feb. 8 for a  subsequent court appearance. Neuman appeared before Judge Richard C. Foxworth Jan. 5.

Police have been tight lipped about the slaying that occurred Nov. 18. Sneiderman was shot repeatedly in the parking lot outside Dunwoody Prep, 4500 block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

Witnesses said the assailant wore a beard and fled in a silver minvan with no license plate. Neuman was arrested Jan. 4 by Dunwoody Police.

Both Neuman and Russell Sneiderman’s wife, Andrea Sneiderman, worked at the Marietta campus of GE Energy, according to company spokesman Martin Liptrot.

Neuman worked as an operations and quality manager for GE Energy, according to his LinkedIn profile. Andrea Sneiderman worked in the same engineering division of the company, but worked at a different building on the Marietta campus, Liptrot said. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Neuman was her boss.

Neuman had worked at GE since 1999, his online profile said. He held a Masters of Business Administration degree from Bradford University in England and an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech. He attended high school in Israel, according to his Facebook page. The school’s web page said the school served disadvantaged immigrant and Israeli children.

A local television station reported that a vigil for Sneiderman scheduled for the afternoon of Jan. 6 has been cancelled.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.