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by Andrew Cauthenandrew@dekalbchamp.comTestimony is over in thetrial of accused killer
and now it is up to jurors to decide whether hewas insane at the time of thecrime. Neuman is on trial for the November 2010 killing out-side Dunwoody Prep daycarecenter of
, a 36-year-old entrepre-neur who was shot four timesafter he had dropped off hisson. Neuman has pleaded notguilty by reason of insanity.In his closing arguments,DeKalb County District At-torney
told the jury that Neuman has “lied toeverybody about everything.”“He created lies,” Jamessaid. “He’s the father of lies.Is there any truth that he’stold?”James said the psychiatriststhat determined Neuman wasinsane “either lack sincerity…or they’re dense.”“If you have a problemwith what he’s telling you…if you have a problem withthe ingredients in the sand-wich and if you don’t trustthe cook—Lord knows he’s aliar—then you don’t have toeat the sandwich,” James said.James countered defenseattorneys’ claims that Neu-man’s alleged insanity, de- pression and bipolar disorder were the results of being beat-en by his father as a child.“If he had been smackedwith a belt more maybe hewouldn’t have killed a man,”James said.Defense attorney
said the “case is aboutone bad, one really bad wom-an:
.” Neuman, who worked atGE Energy in Marietta, wasthe supervisor of AndreaSneiderman, the victim’s wife.Throughout the trial, the al-leged affair between Neumanand Andrea Sneiderman has been a central theme of boththe prosecution and defenseteams.“The gun was in Hemy’shand, but the trigger was pulled by Andrea Sneider-man,” Peters said.Peters told jurors that if they believed that “AndreaSneiderman did not knowwhat she was doing, did notmanipulate Hemy, did notsuggest to Hemy, did not plant seeds in Hemy, I suggestyou’re not taking a reasonablelook at this case.“Hemy Neuman did nothave the capacity to distinguish between right and wrong,” Pe-ters said.The testimony portion of the trial ended March 12 after jurors heard from rebuttal wit-nesses, during which
, the head psychia-trist at the DeKalb County jail,said he never witnessed anysuicidal tendencies from Neu-man.“Though the defendant maytell you he has depression,though the defendant may tellyou he is considering suicide,did you see any evidence thatthat really existed?” asked
, chief assistant districtattorney.“No, I did not,” Brickhousesaid.On March 9, Brickhouse
See Neuman on Page 8A