Bizarre twist in Georgia love triangle murder trial
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 5:53
- Date Aug 2, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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Tell escorted back in session on the docket today breaking news in a love triangle murder we have followed closely here on Kelly's court.
The widow of a man killed outside of -- Georgia daycare facility.
Is now as of about two hours ago facing a string of charges including murder charges.
You never never the case a -- Neuman here's they got the original defendant in the case.
He claimed that he would he was visited by a demon whose voice sounded just like Barry White and an Angel who looked just like Olivia Newton-John.
He said the demon in the Angel ordered him to pull the trigger and kill a man named Randy snyderman which he did.
In March Newman was found guilty but mentally ill in connection with mr.
-- man's murder he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
During the trial the prosecution argued that -- Newman had Ben not only.
Randy -- his wife's boss.
But her lover he claimed basically that he was having an affair with the dead man's wife she denied it.
The wife got up -- -- stand in the in the in the middle of the case denied it she claims she -- understand why her boss would murder her husband's.
But penny gets can get convicted and it now prosecutors say she needs to be convicted to.
We've been working on it -- the conclusion of the -- state -- you all witnessed back in the -- terror and the early spring of last year so this is not something that we woke up this morning or yesterday -- last week and made a decision to do this is something that.
Tom you really looking at the result of several months of work.
While joining me now mark -- -- former prosecutor now defense attorney and frankly people a defense attorney mark.
What evidence do they have against -- she denied that there was an affair what's the evidence against her for murder.
Right well the most compelling evidence occurs.
On the day of the shooting.
She is she received a call from a school administrator who told -- only two things one there was an accident at school and number to your son's okay.
On with that information she allegedly told both her father in law and her close friend that rusty had been shot.
Yet she testified in -- Newman's trial that she didn't know about rusty shooting until she arrived at the hospital that's -- number one.
There are a number of other allies including she's saying that she never had an affair with Newman yet there's a waitress at a restaurant called -- polls in Greeneville.
Who said they were dancing to salsa music.
That they were groping and kissing each other.
That coupled with the two million dollars that she inherited and life insurance plus a number of other pieces of evidence.
They've got a compelling circumstantial evidence case.
And Brian according to the indictment there apparently saying that not only that she had a sixty minute conversation with -- Newman.
While it was at the gun shop in shooting range and within a matter of days Newman would wind up killing rusty snyderman.
And that they claim that she provided to heavy Newman her -- scheduled for departure and return to his home so that he would have rusty and at a men's schedule.
-- -- -- a bomb the defense lawyer for -- snyderman.
Exhibit a at the trial on her behalf is going to be a picture.
Of Olivia Newton-John exhibit B to -- -- picture back.
What was very light very first -- exhibit but they don't play a song tonight elevated John -- from Greece to good point clearly he.
Clearly -- -- -- it is is is is a lunatic this guy is deranged.
Even at said that that's what motivated him to kill my defense is gonna be this guy is -- -- job.
He was trying to alert Andrea and he wanted to her.
As his -- mistress as his wife and he is the sole person who went out and did this he's deranged and -- it.
And I had a good affair markets really gonna tell you know they don't need motive if they can there's no later than an affair again well if they've got some witnesses -- always singing and dancing and dancing -- -- music do you remember this exchange at Mikey you win this mark.
The prosecution -- is this is the prosecution.
Calling the victim's wife in the course of the -- she spoke to be a friendly witness to the prosecution.
-- cross examining her trying to prove that there was something -- not between -- and Andy Newman the defendant.
Watch what happened at the trial.
Casting idea to go into the -- -- And -- reading you just please tell me how to be I just know English.
They were going for -- then they're gonna go -- get.
Absolutely and you know right next to the photo of Barry White that he's gonna put up and Olivia Newton-John are going to be the phone records.
That within eleven minutes of receiving a call from the school administrator.
The defendant snyderman called a new home in the shooter that convicted shooter.
Four times you know how many times you called her husband zero even though she'd only part of it was an acknowledged -- they didn't say the husband right dad -- got that help correct.
-- that helps the defense that actually is a critical piece of evidence to prove that she is not culpable and other words she finds out there's an accident.
If she truly knew.
That her husband had been shot them then why is she calling.
Why she calling -- -- know another is the fact that she doesn't call her husband.
Proves that she doesn't know that he's been shot she's been told there's an -- lets your -- of.
-- ABC didn't call because she knew he'd been shot dead.
That's like that and she told her close friend and a father in law that -- had been shot how does she know that information unless he was involved.
And we'll have to leave that question out in the -- Because you have to -- -- but as good a good debate as always gentlemen thank.