DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James asked to withdraw the three most serious charges against Andrea Sneiderman in a pretrial hearing July 26.
James told DeKalb Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams that after reviewing evidence from the defense and re-interviewing witnesses, he’s decided not to pursue the charges of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.
“I believe it would be unjust and unethical for the district attorney’s office …to go forward with charges I am not 100 percent confident someone is guilty of,” James said.
James said his request to drop the charges is not a public statement of exoneration, however.
Sneiderman is scheduled to go to trial July 29 on charges she was a co-conspirator in the murder of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman, who was fatally shot in front of a Dunwoody daycare center in 2010. Andrea Sneiderman’s former boss and alleged lover Hemy Neuman was sentenced to life in prison for Rusty Sneiderman’s murder in 2012. Sneiderman maintains she was not romantically involved with Neuman and had no connection to her husband’s death.