Prosecutors allege that Andrea Sneiderman misled investigators about her relationship with former boss Hemy Neuman, steering police investigating the fatal shooting of her husband, Rusty, away from the gunman. Prosecutors say she continued to lie while testifying in the trial of Neuman, who was sentenced in March 2012 to life in prison. The 37-year-old mother of two has denied an alleged affair with Neuman. She faces 13 felony counts alleging perjury, making false statements to police and hindering the apprehension of a criminal.
Attorneys settled on a jury Thursday, selecting six men and six women for the panel, plus three women to serve as alternates.
The case so far
Sneiderman was arrested almost a year ago and charged with conspiring to kill her husband. Murder charges were dropped last week after prosecutors said defense discovery evidence cast new doubts on her alleged involvement. Sneiderman rejected a plea deal that included minimal prison time.
What’s happening Friday
Court is not in session. Opening statements will commence Monday morning in a trial that is expected to last up to three weeks.