I can tell you that 100% Andrea was lying on the stand. She was not contrite regarding what she'd been convicted on! It was NOT true that were it not for the children she wanted to die after Rusty's death because there was already another man in the picture "mowing her lawn" while his wife helped her with the Shiva. This same man left his pregnant wife and the divorce was final last summer. He's attended pretty much almost all of her court appearances since! He was even spotted in the courtroom this day.
There is a recording of him on a phone call after Andrea was arrested last year while she was jailed saying he loved her! The day she appeared in court for the charges for murder to be dropped she was wearing a WAY different ring than she was the wedding set from Rusty she wore throughout the trial. Below is a picture example of each!
Worn the Friday the Murder Charges were dropped:
The Marital Set she wore the rest of the time.
Oh and as for crying on the stand while addressing the judge? never a tear was shed. She was convicted of lying in his courtroom during Hemy's trial and hasn't stopped since. The only person she cares about is herself. As I have said before, the kids are the biggest victims in this whole thing because now they have neither parent, or shouldn't, they will eventually get her back for their important life moments.
On this day, she was sentenced to 5 years for each count she was found guilty of but to run them all concurrent instead of consecutive and they will be taking out the time already served in jail and out on house arrest so more like 4 years but maybe more like 2 with good behavior because it's a first time offense.
All of the "friends" that spoke on her behalf that were also Rusty's friends, I was shaking my head at them. I wouldn't have considered them my friend if they did that after what has happened. I call that fair weather friends.
As I have said before, in the end, nobody wins. It doesn't bring Rusty back, it doesn't make his loss any less, or the pain and missing him any less. But, in the end, it ends with Andrea. If that other man were smart, he would think about all that has happened and run while she's behind bars to someplace she can't find him when she gets out. I wouldn't want to be connected to that situation in any way if I were him. Was it really worth leaving that baby? Think about why you loved the baby's mom in the first place and start there. Maybe move someplace and try again?
As for the children in the situation, they need all the family around them now more than ever given everything that has happened and I hope for their sake they get it with an olive branch? Why involve more when you really don't have to. It stops with Andrea. She's in jail for a bit. Why not try some family picnics or dinners? What seriously could it hurt? Everyone loves the kids and want what's best for them, it's a start.