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DUNWOODY: Sneiderman won't testify in civil case
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ATLANTA -- Developments in the Hemy Neuman case have been breathtaking to watch, as attorneys fight over what information can be released and what can't.

Neuman is accused of killing his co-worker's husband Russell Sneiderman as he dropped off his kids at a Dunwoody daycare last November.

Court documents allege Neuman was having an affair with the man's wife, Andrea Sneiderman.

In addition to criminal murder charges, Neuman is facing a civil suit from his wife, Ariela Neuman.

Thursday morning, the Neumans' divorce attorneys met for a status hearing in their case.

Neuman's criminal defense lawyers and Andrea Sneiderman's attorney also showed up, and there was quite a bit of bickering between the attorneys.

Sneiderman's attorney Seth Kirschenbaum said no one wants Hemy Neuman convicted more than his client. However, he said Andrea Sneiderman should not have to testify about her relationship with Neuman because it has nothing to do with the heart of the Neumans' separation case -- money for Ariela Neuman and her children.

Hemy Neuman's divorce attorney Joe Winter said his client has given all his money to his family.

"We don't believe Mr. Neuman," Ariela Neuman's attorney Esther Panitch said. "He is a liar. He wrote an email saying 'I have a poker face. I lie.' His word means nothing." Panitch added she believes Neuman has money hidden somewhere.

"I need to be able to find the assets," Panitch said.

Judge Margaret Dorsey said Pantich can keep looking for Neuman's money, but she will not be allowed to depose Andrea Sneiderman - at least for now.

The next hearing for the Neumans is set for August 10.

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