Zimmerman's wife arrested on perjury charge
June 12th, 2012
04:41 PM ET

Zimmerman's wife arrested on perjury charge

The wife of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting an unarmed teen in February has been arrested on a perjury charge, according to a Florida state attorney's office.

The charge relates to testimony that Shellie Zimmerman (pictured) gave during a bail hearing for her husband, George Zimmerman. Prosecutors contend that Shellie Zimmerman falsely told the court that she and her husband were indigent.

Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was arrested Tuesday, according to Jackie Barnard, spokeswoman for the state attorney's office in the state's Fourth Judicial Circuit. She was released after posting $1,000 bail, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.

George Zimmerman, 28, is a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in a Sanford, Florida, neighborhood. George Zimmerman told police he shot the teenager in self-defense and has pleaded not guilty.

A Florida judge revoked his bail June 1 after agreeing with prosecutors that he had misrepresented how much money he had. He is expected to ask for a new bail hearing.

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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Mr Dalloway

    *Mmmmm* your post made me laugh and made my day, !hanks.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dan

    His cellmate would be cuter.

    June 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. streetdude66

    After seeing this photo Zmans wife I understand why Gluttony is one of the 7 Deadlys. Just sayin

    June 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 900K

    She'd be kinda cute if she lost A few / dozen lbs... with that said I am going to hit the gym Hard!

    ZMann is a Murderer!!!! Baaaabayyy

    July 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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