Defense: Ga. woman crushed by husband’s death

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A defense attorney says the Georgia woman accused of hindering the investigation into her husband’s shooting death was married to the love of her life and was crushed when he was killed.

Attorney Tom Clegg made the remarks during opening statements Monday in Andrea Sneiderman’s trial in Decatur, Ga.

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 he was found to be mentally ill.

Prosecutors initially said Sneiderman arranged her husband’s killing, but murder charges against her were dropped. 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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