Andrea Sneiderman to ask for permission to visit husband’s grave
2:35 pm, November 9th, 2012
Andrea Sneiderman will have the opportunity next week to ask a judge for permission to visit the grave of her husband, whom she is charged with murdering.
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams on Friday scheduled a hearing for Nov. 16 to address Sneiderman’s request for bond modification. The conditions of Sneiderman’s $500,000 bond require her to remain under house arrest at her parents’ residence in Johns Creek, leaving only for meetings with lawyers, medical appointments and major religious services.
Sneiderman’s attorneys filed a motion Oct. 26 seeking permission to observe Yahrtzeit, a Jewish day of remembrance for deceased family members held on the anniversaries of their deaths.
Rusty Sneiderman was killed Nov. 18, 2010, by Hemy Neuman, who was Andrea Sneiderman’s boss at GE Energy. Neuman was found guilty but mentally ill in March and sentenced to life in prison.
An indictment brought against Andrea Sneiderman in August accused her of having an affair with Neuman and conspiring with him to kill her husband. Charges against Sneiderman include malice murder, attempted murder, racketeering and insurance fraud after she collected $2 million from Rusty Sneiderman’s life insurance policies. Through her attorneys, Sneiderman has vehemently denied the charges.
Adams already granted a previous request by Sneiderman to alter her bond.
In September, Adams allowed Sneiderman to leave her parents’ house to attend services for religious events including Yom Kippur, Sukkot and the first night light of Chanukah. Prosecutors said at the time they didn’t have any position on that request for bond modification.
A gag order in the case prohibits lawyers in the case from commenting.
The case is State v. Sneiderman, No. 12CR4394.