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Andrea Sneiderman asks for new trial

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Andrea Sneiderman's attorney appeared in a DeKalb County court Tuesday to ask that her perjury convictions be overturned and a new trial be granted.

Sneiderman's husband, Rusty, was shot and killed outside a Dunwoody day care in 2010 by Andrea Sneiderman's boss, Hemy Neuman, with whom she was allegedly having an affair.

Neuman was found guilty but mentally insane and is now serving a life sentence. He has also asked for a new trial.

Sneiderman was convicted in 2013 of lying on the witness stand during Neuman's murder trial and served 10 months in prison for perjury.

Sneiderman's attorney told the judge her false testimony did not lead to the conviction of Hemy Neuman. Brian Steel argued there was scores of evidence and said Neuman would have been found guilty anyway.

"To say that Ms. Sneiderman's testimony affected that (verdict) would be a farce," said Steel.

However, the prosecution argued Tuesday that Sneiderman's testimony played a key role in the jury's guilty verdict and her perjury convictions should not be thrown out.

"This Sneiderman jury had all of the evidence they needed to make that finding of materiality," said prosecutor Anna Cross. "There is no error."

Judge Gregory Adams said he would consider arguments from both sides before issuing a ruling on whether to grant Sneiderman a new trial.

Neuman's appeal for a new trial is now in the hands of the Georgia Supreme Court. Justices have until mid-July to issue a ruling in that case.

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