With jury selection in the Andrea Sneiderman murder trial set to begin next week, a hearing is scheduled for Friday to determine if jurors will hear conversations regarding whether the Dunwoody widow had an affair with the man convicted of killing her husband.
Proving Sneiderman was romantically involved with her former boss, Hemy Neuman, will be crucial to the prosecution’s case. Many of the charges in the 16-count indictment revolve around the status of their relationship.
Sneiderman has denied the state’s allegations that she cheated on her spouse with Neuman, her supervisor at GE Energy.
In addition to the murder charges, Andrea Sneiderman faces 13 lesser charges — four counts of perjury, seven counts of making false statements and one count each of hindering the apprehension of a criminal and concealment of material fact — that carry sentences of up to five to 10 years each.
Most of those charges revolve around statements Sneiderman made in court and to police about the alleged affair. Prosecutors hope to use previous testimony from Neuman’s friend, Melanie White, according to court documents. Neuman has already stated, through his attorneys, he will not take the stand in the Sneiderman trial.
White testified in Neuman’s trial that the two had discussed his alleged romance with Sneiderman.
Jury selection will begin Monday for Sneiderman’s trial, which is estimated to last about a month.