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Opening statements start in Ga. shooting trial

Opening arguments start in trial of Ga. man who claims he was insane during shooting By The Associated Press

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) ' Prosecutors in Georgia are urging jurors to dismiss a murder suspect's claims that he was visited by a demon and an angel before he shot and killed a man outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.

Prosecutor Don Geary told jurors on Tuesday that Hemy Neuman carefully planned the November 2010 slaying of Russell Sneiderman, who was killed after dropping off his 2-year-old at preschool. Neuman is charged with murder.

Neuman's attorneys are set to argue their client was not guilty by reason of insanity because he was incapable of telling the difference between right and wrong. They have suggested the shooting could have been linked to an affair between Sneiderman's wife and Neuman.



Geary said Tuesday that Andrea Sneiderman denies an affair and that Neuman may have been "hallucinating."


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