For the first time since his arrest in January, Hemy Neuman, accused of murder, saw his wife face to face during a pretrial hearing.
Ariela Neuman testified that she learned from police officers of her husband’s arrest for the November 2010 death of Russell Sneiderman, a 36-year-old entrepreneur who was shot several times outside Dunwoody Prep daycare, where he had just dropped off his son.
Attorneys for Hemy Neuman were in DeKalb County Superior Court on Aug. 24 challenging several search warrants in the case, including warrants for Yahoo and Gmail e-mail accounts, AT&T cell phone records and one for a Jan. 4 search of the Neumans’ home in Marietta.
The warrant for the search was “clearly defective” because it does not state that the Marietta house was his residence, defense attorney Bob Rubin argued before Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary told the judge that the search warrant was valid because the policemen serving the warrant did not threaten or compel Ariela Neuman to allow them to search the home.
In addition to the motions concerning the search warrants, Adams is considering a motion to sequester the jury during the trial, which is expected to last approximately four weeks. The trial is scheduled to begin in October.