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Opening Statements Begin In Sneiderman Trial

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A defense attorney argued Andrea Sneiderman was married to the love of her life and that her world came crashing down when he was killed.

Attorney Tom Clegg made the arguments during his opening statement Monday in Sneiderman’s trial. She is accused of lying under oath and hindering the investigation into her husband’s death.

Sneiderman’s husband, Rusty Sneiderman, was fatally shot in November 2010 outside a suburban Atlanta preschool. Andrea Sneiderman’s former boss Hemy Neuman was convicted in the killing, but was found mentally ill.

Prosecutors initially said Sneiderman arranged her husband’s killing, but murder charges against her were dropped and she now faces charges of making false statements, hindering an investigation and perjury.

Sneiderman has pleaded not guilty and has repeatedly denied any romantic relationship with Neuman.

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