ANDREA SNEIDERMAN TRIAL

Christian Boonecboone@ajc.com

The Dunwoody widow is alleged to have misled investigators about her relationship with former boss Hemy Neuman, steering police investigating the fatal shooting 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 faces 13 felony counts, including perjury, making false statements to police, and hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

Jury selection

It took attorneys three days to qualify 42 jurors from a pool of 283 citizens to potentially serve. Phase one of the process ended late Wednesday afternoon.

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 Thursday

Prosecutors and the defense will return to court at 1:30 p.m. as they whittle the jury panel from 42 to 12. Opening statements are expected to proceed Monday, as scheduled.