DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Andrea Sneiderman pleaded for mercy during her sentencing hearing.
She said through tears at Tuesday morning's hearing that she wanted leniency for the sake of her children.
Earlier, friends and relatives gave their impressions of Andrea Sneiderman, whose former boss was convicted of fatally shooting her husband outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.
She was to be sentenced for lying to authorities later Tuesday. Jurors on Monday found her guilty of nine counts, including making false statements to investigators and perjury.
Sneiderman's husband, Rusty Sneiderman, was shot in November 2010. Her former boss Hemy Neuman was convicted in the killing in March 2012, but found mentally ill.
Prosecutors on Tuesday requested that she serve 20 years in prison. The judge was expected to announce her sentence later Tuesday.
Created: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:14:52 EST
Updated: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:14:52 EST