In the second day of the Andrea Sneiderman perjury trial, prosecutors presented one witness after another who outlined evidence that the attorneys say points to clear signs of an affair between Ms. Sneiderman and her former boss, Hemy Neuman.
Sneiderman is accused of lying about the murder of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman, who was gunned down outside a Dunwoody daycare in November 2010. The widow has denied any allegations of romance between her and Neuman, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted last year in the murder of Rusty.
Prosecutors claim Sneiderman is lying about not having an affair with Neuman when she worked for him and was married to Rusty Sneiderman. She maintains that she had no idea he was plotting to kill her husband.
Rusty's father, Donald Sneiderman, was one of several witnesses who testified on Tuesday.
Donald Sneiderman said that Andrea called him on the morning that his 36-year-old was killed. Donald, who was in Ohio at the time, said that his daughter-in-law told him how Rusty had been killed.
"Her voice was very high pitched, and she said that Rusty had been shot and she was so, so sorry and that she was going to Dunwoody Prep to see what happened," Donald testified.
That contradicted Andrea Sneiderman's account of the same phone call as she told it to the jury in last year's trial of Neuman.
"I didn't know what happened until I got to the emergency room," Andrea Sneiderman said on the stand last year.
Prosecutors say that is significant evidence that Andrea Sneiderman lied on the stand to Neuman's jury about what she knew about what happened to her husband and when.
Other witnesses recounted intimate emails between Neumann and Sneiderman on their company accounts.
An Internet security investigator GE Energy read e-mails that Sneiderman exchanged with Neuman in August 2010 – a few months before Rusty's murder.
The jury also saw e-mails that outlined a romantic liaison that Neuman and Ms. Sneiderman had in a business trip to Greenville, South Carolina. In some emails, Ms. Sneiderman seems to express regrets.
Jurors heard more from Andrea's recorded testimony in Neuman's murder trial last year. In one exchange, Ms. Sneiderman was pressed about the alleged liaison by DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James.
James said, "Hemy writes ‘I caused you so much pain when all I wanted was to give you so much. I know that it doesn't help, but I am sorry. I shouldn't have come over. You are so beautiful, such a great person; and, in the conversation about Addy, I discovered the poor, responsible mama, Andrea.' How did you respond?"
Ms. Sneiderman said, "Do you want me to read my response?"
James replied, "Please."
"I really don't know what to say at this point. I am angry. Your apology is heartfelt, but does not make the ongoing pain that I have to repent for the rest of my life. I am feeling that we may have ruined is not sure. I am not trying to be hurtful. I am just trying to be honest. I am not sure how to live with this."
Melanie White, a realtor and good friend of Neuman, testified before noon. She described a conversation that had with Neuman, in which she says that he told her that he Ms. Sneiderman were intimate during a business trip on London.
"They kissed, they fondled each other and they did just about everything but have intercourse," White said.
Also, a note from Neuman to Ms. Sneiderman was presented. The note was left at a hotel and read: "You're the most beautiful woman in the world...peaceful sleep knowing you are always in my dreams."
The note is part of testimony from a Longmont, Colorado, hotel employee who shared details about the room Ms. Sneiderman booked with Neuman during a 2010 business trip.
Day 2 of testimony came on the heels of potentially damaging words from a witness who testified Monday that she saw Sneiderman and her former boss not only exchange kisses, but also grinding against each other.
Testimony will continue on Wednesday.
It's unclear if Andrea Sneiderman will testify in her own defense.
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