DECATUR, Ga. -- After the second day of jury selection, 37 potential jurors had been chosen by the lawyers in the trial of Andrea Sneiderman. They are choosing a pool of about 40 before selecting the final 12 and three alternate jurors. That could happen Thursday.
Monday the judge removed Sneiderman from house arrest and her GPS ankle bracelet. The $250,000 cash bond she posted was returned. The $50,000 property bond remains in effect.
Jury selection began Monday morning for the long awaited trial of Andrea Sneiderman.
Of the 40 jurors in the pool, both the prosecution and defense get nine strikes each and three preempts each.
Day one began with DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams formally dropping the most serious charges against her.
He signed "nol pros" documents dismissing charges of felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault in the death of her husband.
Both sides agreed to the move last Friday when District Attorney Robert James said he was not "100 percent" certain of her guilt.
The 37-year-old widow still faces charges of perjury, making false statements, hindering the apprehension of a criminal and concealing material facts in connection with her husband's murder.
Rusty Sneiderman was gunned down after dropping off one of the couple's two children at a Dunwoody day care in November of 2010.
Andrea Sneiderman's former boss, Hemy Neuman, was found guilty of murder but mentally ill after his trial in March of 2012.
During that trial, prosecutors openly accused Andrea Sneiderman of having an affair with Neuman and somehow convincing him to kill her husband, which she denied.
She was formally indicted and arrested for murder a year ago.
But now that the most serious charges have been dropped, some observers wonder if she would serve much prison time if convicted of the lesser charges.