The doctor who evaluated the mental state of Hemy Neuman, accused of the November 2010 killing of a Dunwoody man, has been ordered to turn over the records of the evaluation.
Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams on Jan. 11 ordered Dr. Peter Thomas to “transmit all records in his possession concerning his evaluation of [Neuman].”
The order states that “any records received by the Court…which do not contain privileged attorney-client communications will thereafter be turned over to the state and the defendant.”
Neuman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that he killed Russell Sneiderman, an entrepreneur who had just dropped his child at a daycare.
During a hearing on Jan. 4, Neuman’s defense attorney Bob Rubin objected to the release of the mental evaluation saying it was never intended for Thomas to be a witness in the case.
“We were trying to understand what this case was all about,” Rubin said.
Rubin also said the district attorney’s office has had the opportunity to do its own evaluation of Neuman.
Erik Burton, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said the judge’s order was delivered to Thomas on Jan. 11 and he has until the end of Jan. 12 to turn over the documents to the district attorney.