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Woman who lied in husband's "preschool murder" is paroled

Andrea Sneiderman

CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA - Georgia officials say a woman convicted of lying during the investigation of her husband's killing outside an Atlanta-area preschool has been released from prison.

Andrea Sneiderman was released to family members at 12:22 a.m. Monday, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan told The Associated Press.

Sneiderman's husband, Rusty, was gunned down in November 2010 outside the Dunwoody preschool where he had just dropped off their son. Andrea Sneiderman's boss, Hemy Neuman was convicted in the killing but found to be mentally ill. He is serving a life sentence that includes receiving mental health treatment.

Andrea Sneiderman, a mother of two, also faced a murder charge at one point in the case. Days before her trial, a judge dismissed the murder charge after the district attorney said he lacked the evidence to win a conviction.

Instead, she was tried on perjury-related charges. During her trial, prosecutors said she lied to police and to a jury about a romantic relationship between her and her boss, Hemy Neuman. She has denied any such relationship.

She was ultimately found guilty in August 2013 on nine of 13 charges, including hindering the apprehension of a criminal, concealment of material facts, perjury and false statement. She was sentenced to serve concurrent sentences of five years, minus a year she had already served, reports CBS Atlanta.

State Board of Pardons and Paroles spokesman Steve Hayes said Monday that Sneiderman is now on parole.