A judge said Monday Andrea Sneiderman will not be released on bond while she appeals her perjury conviction.
Sneiderman went before a DeKalb County judge Thursday asking him to let her out of prison.
A jury convicted Andrea Sneiderman in August of lying about her relationship with her husband's killer. Hemy Neuman, Sneiderman's former boss, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Rusty Sneiderman.
Judge Gregory Adams sentenced Andrea Sneiderman to five years in prison, minus the one year she had already served.
The ruling read in part:
"After consideration of the pleadings, evidence and argument from both parties, and recognizing that the matter is entirely within the discretion of the Court, the Court hereby DENIES the Defendant's motion. See generally O.C.G.A. § 17-6-1 (g). There is no constitutional right to bond pending appeal. Luke v. State, 282 Ga. App. 749 (2006). Whether to grant an appeal bond to eligible felony defendants lies within the sound discretion of the convicting court, and the Court's decision will be affirmed by a reviewing court absent a flagrant abuse of discretion."
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