CNN sister network HLN has covered the investigation into the fatal shooting of Rusty Sneiderman at a Georgia day care center for almost three years.
Sneiderman was gunned down in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood at 9:15 a.m. on November 18, 2010, in a busy parking lot outside a preschool, with children in a playground less than 30 feet away. He was shot four times.
Hemy Neuman, the gunman, is serving life in prison for Rusty Sneiderman's murder. Rusty's wife, Andrea Sneiderman, 37, is preparing to stand trial for allegedly being a part of the crime.
The following documents may shed light on the prosecution's case against Andrea Sneiderman, whose trial is to begin July 29.
Sneiderman's indictment details the charges the widow is facing, and gives a brief summary of prosecutors' version of Sneiderman's role in her husband's death. She is charged with 16 counts, including malice murder, felony murder, multiple counts of perjury, and making false statements to law enforcement.
The forfeiture action filed against Sneiderman
Prosecutors have filed a separate action in civil court arguing that money Sneiderman received as a benefit in her husband's death should be deemed "contraband and should be forfeited to the state."
"The total financial benefit surrounding the murder of Rusty, excluding equity in real estate, to Andrea, was in excess of $2.5 million," reads the prosecution's civil complaint. That $2.5 million includes money from two life insurance policies.
The forfeiture action will be resolved after Sneiderman's criminal trial is finished, but for now Sneiderman can't access the money and the bank accounts containing it are frozen.
Even though prosecutors do not have to prove a motive at a criminal trial, they may present evidence to the jury that Sneiderman stood to gain a great deal from her husband's death.
Sneiderman's reaction to the outcome in Neuman's trial
After Neuman was convicted of her husband's murder, Sneiderman released a statement to the press saying that she was "grateful" and "relieved by the jury's guilty verdict and sentence."
"Rusty's family misses and mourns him every single day. But today, at least, the family can be comforted by the fact that his killer will spend the rest of his days behind bars," reads Sneiderman's statement.
Prosecutors may argue that Sneiderman's statement shows the lengths she was willing to go to maintain her lies despite being accused of conspiring to kill her husband during the closing arguments of Neuman's trial.
"This case is about two good men," defense attorney Doug Peters told the jury, "and one really bad woman: Andrea Sneiderman."
"The gun in this case was in Hemy's hand, but the trigger, I respectfully suggest, was pulled by Andrea Sneiderman," Peters said.
Prosecutors also expressed suspicion in their closing argument that Sneiderman was a "co-conspirator" in the shooting.
Statement from Sneiderman's attorney after her arrest
The law firm representing Sneiderman released a statement on August 2, 2012, the same day its client was arrested, "categorically" denying each and "every one of the charges" filed against her.
The arrest took her and her attorneys by surprise.