News Nearby: Wife Charged with Murdering Husband, Body Found in River

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Cumming and Forsyth County.

- Dunwoody Patch

Andrea Sneiderman has been charged with murder, insurance fraud and perjury in connection with the shooting death of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.

The indictments were announced by the DeKalb County’s District Attorney Robert James on Thursday afternoon.

"We seek justice for anyone who lost a loved one in DeKalb County," said DeKalb DA Robert James.

 Sneiderman was a key figure in the trial of Hemy Neuman, her former boss at GE Energy in Marietta, who was convicted in March of killing Rusty Sneiderman. .

- Canton-Sixes Patch

Based on the evidence she's seen so far, Cherokee County District Attorney-Elect Shannon Wallace said this afternoon that "there's been nothing to show" that two 14-year-old boys accused of making what appeared to be pipe bombs will be charged as adults.

"The juveniles will be handled as juveniles," she said. .

- Smyrna-Vinings Patch

Cobb County police are asking for the public’s help to identify a body two fly fishermen discovered in the Chattahoochee River near an Akers Mill apartment complex around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating the case, as it’s believed to be a homicide.

Police describe the victim as a black male about 5’10” with numerous tattoos. Cobb County’s Public Information Officer Dana Pierce said the body is too badly decomposed to offer any other details about the victim’s features.

- Duluth Patch

Sentencing of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, who pleaded guilty in May to accepting bribes, has been delayed until Sept. 5. Lasseter, her son John Fanning and Carl “Skip” Cain had been scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6 in federal district court in Atlanta. Their sentencing hearings will now occur at 2 p.m. on the new date.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta had filed a motion July 20 for at least a 30-day continuance of the defendants’ sentencing to facilitate matters relating to their cooperation with the government’s ongoing investigation into corruption in Gwinnett County. The request was granted by the Atlanta Division of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The order for continuance was signed July 23 by Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr.

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