By Ralph Ellis
A DeKalb County Superior Court judge decided Thursday that Hemy Neuman, accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Dunwoody day care center, will go on trial Oct. 17.
Defense lawyers said a jury trial could take up to four weeks. Judge Gregory Adams also said he’ll hear motions sometime in August.
Neuman, 48, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. He did not address the judge during the brief hearing but spoke briefly with his lawyers before the hearing began.
Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman, a 36-year-old businessman from Dunwoody, was shot to death Nov. 18 in the parking lot of Dunwoody Prep, a day care facility where Sneiderman had just dropped off his child. Police said the shooter was a bearded man who drove away in a silver minivan.
Neuman was arrested in early January and has been held without bond in the DeKalb Jail since then. Police said they connected Neuman to the crime through vehicle rental records.
The two men knew each other because Neuman worked at GE Energy with Sneiderman’s wife, Andrea. Since Neuman’s arrest, his wife has filed for divorce. Her lawyer said Hemy Neuman and Andrea Sneiderman were having an affair.
Andrea Sneiderman has not been charged.
The Neumans have three children. One of Hemy Neuman’s lawyers, Doug Peters, said after the hearing that the children have not visited their father in jail.