Zimmerman’s Wife Arrested, Accused of Perjury
George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly lying at his bond hearing about the couple’s finances.
Shellie N. Zimmerman, 25, faces a perjury charge, according to Jackie Barnard, spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s office for the Fourth Judicial District of Florida. She met conditions for a $1,000 bond and was released Tuesday afternoon, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
At her husband’s April 20 bond hearing, Shellie Zimmerman was asked whether the couple had financial means to assist in the defense.
“Uhm, not — not that I’m aware of,” she replied, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday.
Did Zimmerman and his wife talk in code?
She also testified under oath she was not aware of how much had been raised from a website soliciting cash for George Zimmerman’s defense in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman said he acted in self-defense.