Jurors to return Thursday in Ga. murder trial

GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Published:

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Jurors finished a full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the case of a corporate engineer who claims he was insane when he killed a toddler's father outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.

Jurors on Wednesday watched about two hours of interviews a forensic psychiatrist did with Hemy Neuman. They return at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Neuman's attorneys say he couldn't tell the difference between right and wrong when he killed Russell Sneiderman in 2010. They say Sneiderman's wife Andrea took advantage of his deteriorating mental state to convince him to kill her husband.

Prosecutors contend jealousy drove Neuman to kill, not a "contrived" mental illness.

Neuman could face life in prison if found guilty of murder. His attorneys want jurors to find him not guilty by reason of insanity.