A jury delivered their verdict today after three hours of deliberation this morning in the Andrea Sneiderman trial. Andrea was found guilty of 9 out of the 13 charges: hindering the apprehension of a criminal, concealment of material facts, three counts of giving a false statement, and four counts of perjury. She was acquitted on three counts of perjury and one count of giving a false statement.
The jury began deliberations late Thursday afternoon, deliberated all day Friday, and finally announced their verdict this morning. Below is a quote from the Associated Press:
Prosecutors maintained that Sneiderman was having a romantic relationship with Neuman and that she repeatedly lied about the relationship, which they said hindered the investigation into her husband’s death. Sneiderman and her defense team repeatedly denied that there was a romantic relationship and said police bungled the investigation by not focusing on Neuman even after she mentioned him to them.
Prosecutors had initially charged Andrea with masterminding the murder of her husband, but ended up dropping the murder charge a few days before they went to trial. However, they definitely have the option of charging her with murder again if they think they have enough evidence. The perk to doing this now would be that since she’s just been convicted of these charges, she now has a criminal history, which could be brought into the murder trial. It will be interesting to see if prosecutors decide to go that route.
Sentencing is scheduled for 9 AM EST Tuesday.
Below is video of the verdict as it was announced in court, courtesy of CBS News: