The wife of George Zimmerman now faces perjury charges for allegedly lying about the couple’s finances at her husband’s bond hearing in connection with the killing of 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was arrested and briefly jailed Tuesday by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office before posting a $1,000 bond. In a court filing, State Attorney Angela Corey said Zimmerman, 25, perjured herself before Judge Kenneth Lester at an April bond hearing.
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection Martin’s death.
Zimmerman, 28, has pleaded innocent, contending he acted in self-defense after getting into a fight with the unarmed Martin. He was released on $150,000 bond April 22. Lester revoked the bond June 3 and ordered Zimmerman back to in jail when authorities learned that he had collected more than $100,000 through Internet donations. According to a court affidavit, Shellie Zimmerman transferred more than $74,000 to her personal account days before the bond hearing. Read More
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