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Her lips are sealed: Sneiderman won't testify

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  • Andrea Sneiderman's husband was gunned down by her former boss outside a metro Atlanta child care center in 2010
  • Widow has been charged with 13 counts in connection with the shooting
  • Her defense rested Thursday without her taking the stand
Andrea Sneiderman will not testify during her perjury trial.

Andrea Sneiderman told a Georgia judge Thursday that she would not testify in her own defense in her perjury trial.

Her attorneys rested their case shortly after. Closing arguments are expected to begin after a midday lunch break, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Sneiderman's former boss, Hemy Neuman, was found guilty in 2012 of gunning down her husband, Rusty Sneiderman, outside of an Atlanta area day care in 2010. The widow took the stand during that trial, testifying about her relationship with Neuman.

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She's now facing charges of her own, in addition to perjury, making false statements to law enforcement officials and hindering the apprehension of a criminal. Prosecutors say Sneiderman lied about an alleged affair with Neuman. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

Sneiderman was originally facing more serious charges, including malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault, related to the death of her husband. Prosecutors dropped those charges the week before jury selection in the trial began.

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If convicted of these lesser charges, Sneiderman could still be facing a sizable prison sentence. One conviction of perjury carries a possible sentence of five to 10 years under Georgia law.

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