Prosecutors lay out 'forbidden romance' in Sneiderman trial

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The prosecution is expected to continue presenting its case Tuesday in the trial of Andrea Sneiderman.

Both sides presented their opening statements Monday. Then the prosecution began calling witnesses and presenting video clips and documents as evidence in the case. Prosecutors are expected to continue with their side Tuesday morning.

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 was found mentally ill.

One of the first witnesses was a Colorado hotel clerk who says Neuman gave him a steamy note to deliver to Sneiderman while they were on a business trip.

"For the sweetest, most beautiful woman in the world, peacefully sleep knowing you are always in my dreams. Love Hemy," clerk Brady Blackburn said as he read the note aloud in court.

A bartender said she saw the two in a "passionate kiss."

The defense team spent the day insisting that the witnesses are mistaken and that Sneiderman was the one who led police to Neuman.

Prosecutors initially said Sneiderman arranged her husband's killing, but murder charges against her were dropped and she now faces charges of making false statements, hindering an investigation and perjury.

Prosecutors have long alleged Andrea Sneiderman was having an affair with Neuman. She has repeatedly denied any romantic relationship.

Channel 2's Jodie Fleischer is inside the courtroom as testimony continues. You can watch the trial live by clicking here and then get updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon and starting at 4 p.m.


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