Charged: Andrea Sneiderman, 36, was faces counts of malice murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, racketeering, perjury and insurance fraud relating to the murder of her husband Russell
Andrea Sneiderman, 36, was charged with malice murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, racketeering, perjury and insurance fraud.
The case has captured a national audience ever since the woman's lover, Hemy Neuman, told jurors at the time of his trial that he was convinced that he should kill his lover's husband Russell Sneiderman by an angel in a dream who supposedly looked like actress Olivia Newton John.
The prosecutor declined to answer questions about the evidence against Sneiderman, but the 19-page indictment alleged that she conspired with Neuman, who was her boss at the time of the slaying.
The indictment also alleged Andrea Sneiderman gave Neuman her husband's schedule 'so that Neuman could kill Rusty Sneiderman.'
Her attorneys include J. Tom Morgan, who spent 12 years as the DeKalb County district attorney.
The Sneiderman family said in a statement that Thursday's arrest brought no joy but called it 'another important step in pursuit of justice for Rusty.'
Prosecutors said they presented a case to a grand jury Thursday morning, and jurors returned the indictment less than two hours later.
When asked why prosecutors were pursuing the case now, the district attorney said: 'Now is because we are ready now. If we were ready three months ago, it would have been three months ago. If it was last year when we charged Mr. Neuman, it would have been then.'
At the time, Russell Sneiderman's brother, Steve, said the family long suspected Andrea was involved in his death, and the trial only confirmed their suspicions.