Andrea Sneiderman is set to go on trial Monday, August 5, 2013. The jury has been picked and is comprised of nine women and six men, 12 of whom will either serve on the jury or as alternatives.
Ms. Sneiderman no longer faces murder charges but has been accused of lying under oath and hindering the investigation of her husband’s death.
A friend of Ms. Sneiderman’s, Steffi Miller, recently spoke to a news outlet about the case. She referred to Ms. Sneiderman as “innocent.”
Ms. Miller is also angry about the murder charge. Many people continue to think that Ms. Sneiderman is guilty even though charges have been dropped. She doesn’t think it’s fair that Ms. Sneiderman is fighting for her life.
When Ms. Miller was asked about the relationship between Ms. Sneiderman and Mr. Neuman, she said that Andrea would tell people that he was “inappropriate.” “It wasn’t something she hid from her friends either. They will all tell you that she [Ms. Sneiderman] complained about Mr. Neuman” and asked them for advice about how she should handle him.
Andrea’s friends advised her to keep quiet about Mr. Neuman because she was new on the job. Her friends were worried that if she spoke up about Mr. Neuman she would be fired.
Ms. Miller also spoke about a plea deal that was offered to Andrea and was rejected. “She doesn’t want to go to jail for a year like they offered her. She wants to be free of all accusations. She is a very proud woman. And wants to be exonerated in the very same county that accused her.”
Ms. Miller expects that they will see Andrea as a “grieving widow who is going through a nightmare.”
Apparently, both Ms. Sneiderman and Ms. Miller are confident that the jury acquit Andrea. If convicted on all 13 counts, Ms. Sneiderman potentially faces many years in prison. A year in prison is barely any time relative to what she could face.