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Georgia woman found guilty in perjury trial following husband's murder

9:17 AM, Aug 20, 2013   |    comments
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A Georgia woman on Monday was found guilty of perjury charges relating to her her husband's murder three years ago.

Andrea Sneiderman was arrested in August 2012, four months after her boss, Hemy Neuman, was convicted of killing her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.

Prosecutors suggested Sneiderman and Neuman were having an affair that led Neuman to shoot Rusty Sneiderman four times outside of the daycare center of one of the married couple's children in November 2010.

The current trial was related to responses Andrea Sneiderman gave to investigators looking into the murder.

The jury determined Sneiderman lied to investigators about the the nature of her relationship with Neuman, preventing prosecutors from gaining insight into the killing.

She was convicted of one count of hindering the apprehension of a criminal, one count of concealment of material facts, three counts of false statements and four counts of perjury, according to NBC's Atlanta affiliate WXIA. She was found not guilty on three other perjury counts and one count of false statements.

Charges accusing Sneiderman of co-conspiring with Neuman to murder her husband for life insurance money and his assets were dropped last month.

During closing arguments on Thursday, Sneiderman's attorney, Tom Clegg, told the jury his client was a victim - while District Attorney Robert James called the mother of two a liar saying, "In America, you cannot lie to the police and you cannot lie to the juror."

The jury deliberated for the entire day on Friday before breaking for the weekend and coming to a verdict on Monday around 1:30 p.m., according to WXIA.

Sneiderman will spend the night in jail before her sentencing begins on Tuesday morning.

Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News

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