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Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, was arrested Tuesday charged with perjury. George Zimmerman is¬†the Florida man charged with second-degree murder for the death of ¬†Florida teen Trayvon Martin
Seminole County¬†sheriff deputies¬†picked up Shellie Zimmerman, 25, from her home and escorted her to the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Florida around 3:30p pm. After an hour she posted the $1,000 bail, she was freed.
April 20, Zimmerman’s wife¬†testified the couple was financially indigent, responding no when asked by her husband’s attorney Mark O’Mara if they had any major financial assets. A couple weeks before on April 9, George Zimmerman launched a site to¬†receive donations to help¬†¬†with legal expenses and received more that $200,000 from supporters.
Zimmerman, 28, was released on bail when¬†prosecutors¬†found out that the couple had at least $135,000 in funds available from the website. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked the bail, sending Zimmerman back to jail.
According to The Guardian, the arrest warrant read that, Shellie Zimmerman¬†”did knowingly make a false statement, which she did not believe to be true, under oath in an official proceeding.” Under Florida law, perjury committed during a capital case is a second degree felony.
No date has yet been set for a hearing in Shellie Zimmerman’s perjury case.
Image Courtsey of ¬†¬†Calvin Fleming