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Widow gets prison for lying to police

DECATUR, GA.A judge has sentenced a Georgia woman convicted of lying to police investigating the shooting death of her husband outside a preschool to spend the next four years in prison.

The judge handed down a five-year sentence for Andrea Sneiderman on Tuesday. However, the judge said Sneiderman will get credit for time she’s served in custody and under house arrest.

Prosecutors had asked for a 20-year sentence after Sneiderman was convicted of perjury, making false statements and other counts. In the end, the judge gave Sneiderman several five-year sentences but ordered them to run concurrently.

Sneiderman’s defense attorneys said she plans to appeal on multiple grounds.

Sneiderman’s former boss, Hemy Neuman, was convicted of fatally shooting her husband outside a preschool in suburban Atlanta. She was initially charged with murder, but prosecutors dropped the murder charges on the eve of jury selection and instead went forward with the other counts.

Sneiderman had said through tears earlier in the day that she hoped for a lenient sentence for the sake of her children.

– Associated Press

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Little Lamb 08/20/13 - 11:02 pm
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Right To Remain Silent

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DECATUR, GA. — A judge has sentenced a Georgia woman convicted of lying to police investigating the shooting death of her husband outside a preschool to spend the next four years in prison.

I have counseled readers of The Chronicle comments section not to answer police questions. This shows what can happen to you. They are trained to trick you. You have received no training nor on-the-job experience. Do not answer questions. Instead, politely say that you prefer not to answer. They can't force you to. You don't need to "invoke a lawyer," merely say you prefer not to answer.

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