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Andrea Sneiderman trial opening statements begin Monday

DECATUR, Ga. -- Lawyers selected a jury Thursday for the perjury trial of Andrea Sneiderman.

GALLERY | The members of Andrea Sneiderman's jury

Judge Adams said opening statements will be on Monday and the trial should take three weeks.


GALLERY | Major Players in Sneiderman Trial

Jury selection began Monday and a pool of 42 was chosen before the final 12 jurors and 3 alternates were chosen.

The jury consists of nine women and six men.  There are 13 African Americans, 2 Caucasians and one Hispanic.

Monday the judge removed Sneiderman from house arrest and her GPS ankle bracelet.  The $250,000 cash bond she posted was returned.  The $50,000 property bond remains in effect.

Day one of jury selection began with DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams formally dropping the most serious charges against her.

He signed "nol pros" documents dismissing charges of felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault in the death of her husband.

The 37-year-old widow still faces charges of perjury, making false statements, hindering the apprehension of a criminal and concealing material facts in connection with her husband's murder.

Rusty Sneiderman was gunned down after dropping off one of the couple's two children at a Dunwoody day care in November of 2010.

Andrea Sneiderman's former boss, Hemy Neuman, was found guilty of murder but mentally ill after his trial in March of 2012.

During that trial, prosecutors openly accused Andrea Sneiderman of having an affair with Neuman and somehow convincing him to kill her husband, which she denied.

She was formally indicted and arrested for murder a year ago.

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