Updated:DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —
Andrea Sneiderman is asking Georgia’s Court of Appeals to let her out of prison while she fights for a new trial.
Last month, a judge denied Sneiderman’s request to be released from prison on bond, so now she is asking an appeals court judge to grant her request.
Sneiderman is serving a 5-year sentence for lying to police during the investigation of her husband’s murder and lying on the stand during Hemy Neuman’s murder trial.
Neuman, Sneiderman’s boss, shot and killed her husband, Rusty Sneiderman, outside their son’s Dunwoody preschool in 2010. He was convicted of murder in 2012.
Andrea Sneiderman denied having an affair with Neuman, but a jury found her guilty of perjury and making false statements in a 2013 trial.
Her attorney has filed a motion arguing that she has lived up to every bond condition set before her trial.
Prosecutors argue that Sneiderman has new motivations to flee now that she has been convicted.
Sneiderman was originally chargedwith murder, but prosecutors dropped the charge days before her trial began. She will be eligible for parole in April.