Andrea Sneiderman and Shayna Citron hugged one another, after Shayna had essentially framed-up Andrea as a liar. The public display of camaraderie is shallow and seething with irony in light of what Andrea told Shayna just outside a Decatur courtroom, on a bench. Andrea said they weren’t friends anymore. She also warned Shayna to watch her back. Andrea’s exact words have not been disclosed yet, but it was something to that affect.
Was this a death threat to Shayna Citron, who simply spoke the truth. Andrea told her in a cell phone call Rusty had been shot, before Andrea could have possibly obtained this life-shattering data. Andrea herself has testified that the Dunwoody Day-Care Center employees were withholding this vital information from her. We must conclude, she got the info from Hemy Neuman. Who else could have told her?
Another important kernel of Shayna’s testimony, is that she was reasonably sure Andrea was having an affair with her GE boss, Hemy Neuman. Shayna hasn’t fully elaborated how she knows this to be true, but we can feel comfortable that she had some recollections from the fall of 2010 that convinced her the affair was a reality. But now we wonder about Andrea, and why she chose to hug Shayna the way she did, right in the camera’s eye?
Does Andrea have a dark side? Did she ever love Rusty Sneiderman one iota at all? Did she perhaps even loath the intelligent business entrepreneur? These are the questions going through my mind, and perhaps through the minds of anyone even half-way following this trial. After chewing on Shayna Citron’s account of the sharp and threatening encounter with Andrea, during a private moment of angst on a solitary witness bench, I flashed back to some meticulous trial logs of Day 4, published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Why did Hemy confiscate Andrea’s laptop computer at GE the day of the shooting? Who gave him the authority to do so? Well, the answers to these questions may be obvious. A good bit of covering your tracks was needed, now that Rusty was out of the way. We obtain so many significant tidbits from this ACJ log (thank you, AJC!). Jack Gay actually saw the silver minivan creeping around the Sneiderman neighborhood that dreadful morning. Did Andrea know that Hemy was stalking their house?
Then we learn of Andrea’s unemotional demeanor when arriving at the Dunwoody day-care right after Rusty had been shot. The testimony of Aliyah Stotter and her husband Dr. Craig Kuhlmeier is crucial, since they were right there when it happened. Aliyah noticed that Andrea didn’t cry any, while everyone else was crying profusely. This is odd behavior. (Dunwoody Day Care Trial: ‘Didn’t Have a Tear in Her Eye,’ Witness Says ABC by Christina Ng)
Dr. Mark Waterman also noticed that she was detached and unemotional, when hearing the news of Rusty’s passing. Instead, she requested a reference for a child psychologist. This is not a reaction Dr. Waterman had heard before. The implications of this lead you to mental drifts that suggest a type of pre-knowledge on Andrea’s part. I might qualify this, and say that’s where it leads me. So we have to ask it again: Did Andrea Sneiderman conspire with Hemy Neuman to have her husband, Rusty Sneiderman, murdered? I wasn’t quite sure heretofore, but the DEADLY HUG has changed my thinking dramatically!