The man accused of murdering a Dunwoody father outside his son’s day care in November is expected to appear before a DeKalb magistrate judge on Feb. 8.
Hemy Zvi Neuman, 48, of Marietta, was charged with the Nov. 18 murder of Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman, who had dropped his 2-year-old son off at the Dunwoody Prep preschool and nursery, located at 5493 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. Neuman was arrested Jan. 4 and remains without bond in the DeKalb County Jail.
Sneiderman, a 36-year-old entrepreneur, was shot several times at point-blank range, according to police. Police have declined to say how many shots were fired or what kind of weapon was used. The motive for the killing also has not been released.
Andrea Sneiderman, the victim’s wife, worked under Neuman, an operations and quality manager at GE Electric Energy in Marietta, according to a spokesman.
Criminal defense lawyers Douglas N. Peters and Robert G. Rubin of Peters, Rubin & Sheffield, have been retained as the Neuman’s defense team.
Peters is the founder of Peters, Rubin, & Sheffield and past president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Peters worked as an assistant district attorney in the Clayton judicial circuit from 1974-76, and a municipal judge for the City of Lithonia from 1977-92.
Rubin is an adjunct professor of criminal litigation at Emory School of Law. He worked as an assistant public defender in the Atlanta Judicial Court from 1987-89 and an assistant attorney general for Georgia from 1989-91.
“The death of Rusty Sneiderman is a tragedy, and our heart goes out to his family,” Rubin said in a press release. “Hemy Neuman has been an excellent employee and a loving father too, and we must be careful not to compound the tragedy.”
“In a case such as this that is already highly publicized, it is imperative that no one rush to judgment, and allow the legal process to run its course,” Peters stated.