Encounter between suspect, murder victim heard in 911 call

by: Jodie Fleischer Updated:

DUNWOODY, Ga.,None - Channel 2 Action News has learned of an encounter between a murder victim and his alleged killer the week before the crime.

"I don't know who the hell he is and I don't want him by my house," Rusty Sneiderman said in a 911 call on Nov. 10, 2010.

Sources tell Channel 2 investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer that Sneiderman's killer, Hemy Neuman, now says he was the "suspicious person" outside the Sneiderman home that morning.

At first, Dunwoody investigators thought this lead was insignificant, and suggested it could have been a homeless person or a construction worker. Rusty Sneiderman was murdered at the same time of day, eight days later.

"There's a man who was sleeping in my backyard. He's running. I think he has a gun in his back pocket and now he's running away," Sneiderman described in the call.

His fear and anger are evident in Sneiderman's voice. He told the 911 operator he smelled gas as he was leaving that morning and went around to the side of his home to check it out.


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"It scared the hell out of me," Sneiderman told the operator, "He looked Hispanic with a mustache. He was wearing a hat and earmuffs ... black mustache."

The man ran from the same side of the house where firefighters found the gas meter leaking just half an hour later. Sneiderman's wife, Andrea, was not home at the time of the gas leak. Court records suggest she was having an affair with Neuman, who was her boss at GE Energy.

Neuman's attorneys said he was insane when he rented a silver minivan, donned a fake beard, and drove to the parking lot of the Dunwoody Prep preschool, to shoot and kill Rusty Sneiderman on Nov. 18. He had just dropped his two year old son off at preschool.

The toddler can also be heard in the Nov. 10 recording, talking to his father from the backseat of the car. Sneiderman pauses to console his son, even amid his fear.

"I know bud, I didn't get your water bottle, I'm sorry," he said.


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During the call, the 911 operator asked Rusty Sneiderman, "OK did you see a gun?"

Sneiderman replied, "No but he was holding the small of his back just above his pants or his blue jeans. And I don't know if it's a gun or what but I think it's unusual to be running away from something holding on to that."

Prosecutors and the defense team have all declined to comment on the impact this information could have.

The trial was scheduled to begin last week, but has been delayed until at least February.