by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The jury who will decide if
Andrea Sneiderman committed perjury has been selected.
Prosecution and defense attorneys questioned close to 300 people since Monday.
"Neither side gets to pick who they want," said former prosecutor Ken Hodges. "They get to strike who they don't want."
The number was whittled down to 15 – six men and nine women.
Alternates aside, the jury is split – six men and six women.
Two of the jurors are white, one is Hispanic and 12 are African American.
Hodges said the racial breakdown is not expected to play a role in the case.
"I don't think race or gender matter in this case," he said. "Again, I think it's going to be someone who has life experiences or is more inclined to be sympathetic or understanding of Andrea Sneiderman's situation."
Sneiderman is accused of lying to police and in court about her relationship with her husband's convicted killer, Hemy Neuman.
Opening statements are expected to begin Monday.