The widow of the victim in the Dunwoody daycare murder case responded to a wrongful death lawsuit and filed two lawsuits on Monday.
Andrea Sneiderman denied having any involvement in her husband's murder. Now she's filed a lawsuit against her brother-in-law for defamation. Andrea Sneiderman also sued Hemy Neuman for wrongful death. He's the man convicted of killing her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.
Andrea Sneiderman has been at the center of a tug of war with her in-laws since her husband was killed outside a Dunwoody daycare in November 2010.
Monday, she denied being a co-conspirator in her husband's death and she asked for the dismissal of a civil wrongful death lawsuit filed in May by her brother-in-law, Steven Sneiderman. It accused Andrea Sneiderman of having an affair with Neuman and conspiring with him to kill her husband.
Andrea Sneiderman also filed a counterclaim against Steven Sneiderman. She's suing for libel, defamation, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Part of the lawsuit against Steven Sneiderman stems from a press conference held on March 15, 2010 immediately after Neuman was convicted of killing Rusty Sneiderman.
At that time Steven Sneiderman said, "our family has long suspected Andrea's involvement in Rusty's death."
The lawsuit claims Steven Sneiderman made false accusations against Andrea, alleging she conspired to kill her husband.
"Andrea's covered in Rusty's blood, and there are not enough rabbis in the world to wash away those stains," said Steven Sneiderman on March 15, 2012.
Andrea Sneiderman also filed a lawsuit against Neuman for the wrongful death of Rusty Sneiderman. She seeks damages for his murder.
CBS Atlanta News reached out to both sides for a comment. We received this statement from Steven Sneiderman's attorney, Bill Ballard:
"Today was Rusty's 38th birthday. Thus out of respect and remembrance we're not going to be making any comments in the media about the case or about the defendant's filings, which were made this morning. We will file their response at the appropriate time and look forward to continue to pursue justice for Rusty as the case progresses."
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