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Keeping Faith

As I’ve watched this horrible miscarriage of justice unfold, I’ve been so amazed at how Andrea has managed to endure all of this. So few could show the strength she as shown in these years since Rusty’s death. Now as her trial nears its end I must force myself keep the faith that my beautiful friend will prevail in this.

I keep my faith that these jurors will not choose to believe the second-hand testimony of an insane murderer over the evidence brought to them by the defense.

I keep my faith that they will see the holes in the prosecution’s version of these tragic events.

I keep my faith that this wonderful mother will not be taken away from her children.

I keep my faith that people will someday realize that what’s happened to my friend, could also happen to them because our system is so broken.

I keep my faith in my friend. I know her story and I believe in her.

I keep my faith in Andrea.

CNN InSession Full Length Video

We have obtained the full length video of a CNN InSession interview with a close friend and support of Andrea’s. All 27 minutes can be viewed by downloading here: CNN Insession Video. Either right click and choose download or be patient while the Quick Time Video format begins to load.

This video is a reminder of what many have forgotten: Hemy Neuman was tried and convicted of murder while being mentally ill. Hemy Neuman, the meek-looking sweater-guy, planned, calculated, and carefully executed the murder. He acted on his own. He was the boss. He was in control of everything.

Everything else is smoke and mirrors by attorneys to ensure their objectives and motives were met. The motive for the district attorney’s office is clear…to ensure Hemy’s conviction. But to ensure Hemy’s conviction, they had to downplay his mental health issues by twisting facts and manipulating the story into something else…Andrea.

There is no justice as long as an innocent woman and her family continue to be persecuted. There is no justice as long as the district attorney’s office is able to float unfounded theories that contradict their original indictment intended only to harass and deconstruct Andrea’s support structure. And there is no justice as long as Esther Panitch is allowed to continue with the same line of harassment using her wrongful death suit under the guise of protecting the interests of the kids, especially when she stands to gain a significant share of the life insurance that belongs to the children if she’s successful.

Each has their own motivation for persecuting Andrea. But it is her friends and supporters who know her best that remind us all of the real Andrea Sneiderman.

The prosecution and media should think twice before going down this road

Recent allegations regarding my friend, Joseph Dell, have been suggested by attorneys who are reaching to a find way to convict an innocent woman. They have gone too far and the media has bought it hook line and sinker. By spouting out half truths without even speaking to anyone involved in their newest hypothesis including not even speaking to Joseph, these attorneys are now infringing on my friend’s character, family and livelihood. With what has been said about my friend doesn’t even make sense and if anyone stopped to think about it for one minute, they too would see these ideas are preposterous. I feel obligated to defend one of my closest friends, whose character has been called into question recently.

I have known Joseph Dell for over ten years and am proud to call him one of my best friends. The recent allegations against Joseph are both obscene and completely ridiculous. It sickens me to see my friend slandered and falsely accused. Last time I checked, helping out your friend’s family and being supportive was a good thing. That is exactly what Joseph did. Funny how the attorneys insinuate that Joseph has moved in to Andrea and her parents’ home. Because I was just visiting with Joseph at his own place a couple of weeks ago. To suggest that there was some lurid plot is horribly offensive.

Unfortunately we live in a media fueled world where you believe everything you hear in the news. The media and desperate prosecutors like to spin innocent stories like this one into salacious weapons for the masses. They must be desperate to make their allegations stick, and have since resorted to slander and fairy tale fabrication.

I urge all of you to watch patiently as their case falls to pieces in court. I’m pretty sure the court system runs on facts, not theories. Of course the prosecutors have theories. I have many theories myself about their agenda. Looks like they’ll use anything they can to drag anyone supporting Andrea and her family through the mud. Unfortunately they are going to have to offer evidence to support their theory. I know for a fact they don’t have any.

The truth will be told. Since the DA can’t find anything from the original indictment to support their claim about Andrea, now they are changing their tune and attempting to involve a great guy in a lurid accusation. I will patiently wait for the day I watch their case fall to pieces. I know they have no evidence. I know the truth. I’m not worried in the slightest for my friend or Andrea. I’m upset his character has been questioned. I will defend him wholeheartedly until the bitter end.

Is this for real?

Just heard that Andrea will no longer be able to see Jos. Dell. Where is the evidence that their relationship had any thing to do with Rusty s death.In some ways it may help her if he is a witness because the theory is so ridiculous. This judge is really pro prosecution. It seems any one can be called as a witness that they don’t want her to see. And this is America?

Mystery Man Revealed

I’m not quite sure what the mystery is. I was friends with Rusty. We discussed business and personal things. We shared wine. We shared stories. During the short time he and I got to know each other he was a truly inspirational person in my life. Like the many people who felt the impact of his life, his death struck us all. I remember exactly where I was when my wife told me what had happened and how the community came together to support Andrea… but also how quickly its support dwindled.

What if it happened to me? How would I want people to treat my family? I had this same conversation with my wife when I started spending more time supporting Andrea and her family. I would go over to cut the grass, change a light bulb and sometime just be a presence. Who else was going to do it? Most of her friends had families of their own but my family was already in the process of being divided. I found that both Andrea and I had become support for each other due to the circumstances we were living through. That mutual friendship extended to her entire family.

I hardly knew Andrea before her husband was murdered but I have gotten to know her and her family as an extension of my own. For anyone who knows Andrea, there is no mystery and no mystery man. The mystery man was Hemy Neuman: the mentally ill individual who was convicted of murdering Rusty Sneiderman. But the jury got it right and he is in jail for the rest of his life. The rest of the noise is an attempt to smear Andrea and any of her friends and family.

There are those who want to paint a picture and concoct a story about something far more salacious. I’m sorry to disappoint everyone but it just isn’t there.

Like most supporters of Andrea, I’ve already received threats and have been the subject of backroom conversation. I have no intention of dragging myself or my family into the mud with the media and becoming a source of public scrutiny. I’m not interested in engaging with people who are comfortable hiding behind their keyboards to spout hatred. But Andrea and Rusty have a remarkable story of their lives. And while Rusty was taken from us all prematurely, it is a story that should be told. And it is the one that their children will know about regardless of the anger and hatred that is channeled towards Andrea and her family or their friends. I challenge anybody who has heard the real story of Rusty and Andrea to convict Andrea before the truth is heard.

The haters will hate no matter what. It is their job to promote hate. The kind of hate we try not to teach on playgrounds or in schools. The kind we don’t want our children to learn. But hatred is based on ignorance and lack of information. The public has only seen the side of the curtain the wizard wants you to see. Some are saying that this doesn’t all add up. And those people would be right. We will see it all at trial. Until then, I remain a supporter of Andrea and her entire family.

- Joseph Dell