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Prosecutors: Jury has reached verdict in case of Ga. man accused of killing near preschool
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) ' Prosecutors say the jury has reached a verdict in the case of a corporate engineer who claims he was insane when he fatally shot a man outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.
The verdict is expected to be announced around 2:10 p.m. Thursday. Hemy Neuman is charged with murder in the death of Russell Sneiderman in November 2010.
He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Neuman's attorneys say he couldn't tell the difference between right and wrong when he killed Sneiderman.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys say Neuman was having an affair with Sneiderman's wife. She has denied the allegations.
Prosecutors contend jealousy drove Neuman to commit the crime, not a "contrived" mental illness.
Neuman could face life in prison without parole if convicted of murder.