Don Sneiderman and other family members said that, in retrospect, Andrea Sneiderman's behavior immediately after Rusty's death was odd, even for a grieving widow. They said Andrea Sneiderman initially refused police access during her home during the murder investigation, leading them to return with a search warrant.
"It was an extremely strange situation. I remember thinking, 'God forbid if this were my husband, who cares about your house? Who cares about your stuff? Turn my house upside down. It doesn't matter,'" said Rusty Sneiderman's sister-in-law, Lisa Sneiderman.
Lisa Sneiderman said the "real epiphany" came when it was revealed that Andrea Sneiderman called Hemy Neuman several times that morning after allegedly learning about Rusty's "accident," but never called Rusty.
"God forbid, if my husband was in an accident or anything happened, I would have been speed dialing him every five minutes,'" Lisa Sneiderman said.
Rusty Sneiderman's brother, Steve, said he would support whatever decision the DeKalb County prosecutor's office makes with respect to Andrea Sneiderman.
"I don't know what crimes Andrea may or may not have committed, I don't," he said. "I just (know) something isn't right here."
Rusty Sneiderman, his brother said, "was a great man" who "had so much more to offer the world."
"The world is so much poorer that he is not here...He's gone away now, and I hope that the people that knew him, the people who loved him -- and there are so many of them -- that they can just take 30 seconds out of their day and think about that big smile...and go out there and do something in their lives that Rusty would have done."