Andrea Sneiderman's friend outraged by lying allegations

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

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ATLANTA —

A friend of a Dunwoody widow accused of lying about an affair with the man who killed her husband says she's outraged by the allegations against Andrea Sneiderman.

"Anyone who knows her knows she's absolutely incapable of hurting anybody or anything in this world," Steffi Miller said.

Prosecutors accuse Andrea Sneiderman of having an affair with her former boss, Hemy Neuman, a man later convicted of killing her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.

They accuse her of lying about the nature of their relationship on the stand and to police.

They also accuse her of covering for Neuman. Andrea Sneiderman denied all the charges.

Miller says Rusty Sneiderman was Andrea Sneiderman's true soul mate.

"He was her one and only. He had been her lover since her university days, and she was so happy," Miller said.

That happiness was shattered by her husband's murder.

"We're fighting for her honor, for justice, for her integrity," Miller says.

Andrea Sneiderman testified at Neuman's trial she learned Rusty Sneiderman was dead when she got to the hospital, but two witnesses testified she told them beforehand.

Miller says jurors will see video evidence from Dunwoody Prep showing her reaction at the school. The picture is of a grieving widow, not someone who knew what was going to happen.

"The moment she was told her husband had been shot, you will see her break down and become nothing in front of a camera," Miller says.

A judge reduced Andrea Sneiderman's bond and released her from home incarceration.

Miller says Andrea Sneiderman celebrated by taking her two kids out for milkshakes.

Tuesday attorneys selected 37 prospective jurors and they plan to finish the selection process Wednesday morning. Opening statements could begin as early as Monday.