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Day 2 of jury selection wraps up in Sneiderman trial

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DECATUR, GA (CBS46) -

A second day of jury selection in the Andrea Sneiderman perjury trial wrapped up on Tuesday. 

The defense and prosecution have identified 37 qualified jurors who say they can be fair and impartial. They will choose two more on Wednesday, then select a final jury on Thursday.

On Monday, Judge Gregory Adams agreed to lower Sneiderman's bond from $500,000 to $50,000. He also agreed to allow Sneiderman's ankle monitor to be removed.

She had been under house arrest since she was arrested last summer and charged with the murder of her husband Rusty. Prosecutors alleged that she conspired with her former boss Hemy Neuman to have her husband killed. Neuman is serving a life sentence for the 2010 murder.

But on Friday, the judge agreed to dismiss the charges of felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault after District Attorney Robert James said he no longer felt confident he could get a conviction on those counts.

Sneiderman still faces 13 charges including perjury and making false statements.

"You can keep a fair and open mind if you were to sit on the jury, correct?" Sneiderman's attorney Tom Clegg asked a potential juror.

"That is correct," the juror answered.

Attorneys also asked potential jurors about their views of the criminal justice system, marital affairs and divorce, among other things.

"Regardless of your opinion as to the guilt or innocence of Mrs. Sneiderman, would you be able to hold up and stand up for your opinion regardless of whether or not others agreed with that?" asked John Petrey, another one of Sneiderman's lawyers. 

Opening statements are expected to begin on Friday.

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