Andrea Sneiderman may testify in perjury trial

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Testimony resumed Wednesday in the trial of Andrea Sneiderman, with many wondering if Sneiderman herself will take the stand in her own defense.

Judge Gregory Adams on Tuesday asked Sneiderman whether she plans to testify in her trial, which is continuing in Decatur. She said she hasn't decided yet, but friends tell Channel 2's Mike Petchenik she wants to and is ready.

The defense called the Sneiderman family rabbi to the stand on Wednesday. Rabbi Hirsch Minkowicz said Sneiderman demanded to know why police weren't doing more to investigate Hemy Neuman as a possible suspect.

Andrea Sneiderman's husband Rusty Sneiderman was shot in November 2010 outside a suburban Atlanta preschool. Neuman, her former boss, was convicted in the killing in March 2012, but found mentally ill.

"I remember her looking at her notebook reading these names.  Her voice was calm and regular, and then she came to the name of Hemy Neuman.  She became very agitated and she started with a raised voice. 'I want to know about Hemy Neuman.  What's going on with him.? Why has he not been in here to be investigated or to be interviewed?'"

Dunwoody police had arrested Neuman that same day.

A babysitter and nanny testified that they never saw any strife in the Sneidermans' marriage.

The defense also tried to poke holes in the prosecution theory that Sneiderman and Neuman shared a hotel room on a business trip to Colorado.

A cell tower expert testified Wednesday saying that if two cellphones hit the same tower, they could be up to a mile away from each other.

Prosecutors say Sneiderman lied to police investigating her husband's death and lied under oath during Neuman's trial. She faces charges of making false statements, hindering an investigation and perjury.

Channel 2 Action News has two reporters covering this trial. Follow Mike Petchenik and Richard Elliot on Twitter for updates. Click here to watch the trial live when in session.


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