Jury selection began Aug. 1 for the murder re-trial of Hemy Neuman, the man accused of killing Russell “Rusty” Sneiderman in 2010 outside a Dunwoody daycare center, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office.

Hemy Neuman
Hemy Neuman

Neuman was found guilty but mentally ill in an initial trial 2012. However, The Georgia Supreme Court reversed the verdict, forcing a retrial.

Russell Sneiderman’s wife, Andrea Sneiderman, previously was convicted of lying to investigators in the case. She was released from prison in 2014 and earlier this year lost a bid to have her conviction vacated. Prosecutors have alleged that Neuman was partly motivated by an affair with Andrea Sneiderman, which she denied.

Jury selection was underway in DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams’ Courtroom 5D at the courthouse in Decatur.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.