Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, is speaking out after pleading guilty to perjury. She told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the trial has their marriage strained. Shellie Zimmerman said her husband has “beaten down her self-esteem.” At least she and her husband are still alive. Trayvon Martin is dead.
Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to perjury. She wrote a letter to the court apologizing for lying about their assets during a bail hearing. So, you lie and you get one year probation, but you kill an unarmed teen and you walk. Wow.
“When I asked her why she was doing [the interview], Shellie said, ‘I want to start my life back.’ George Zimmerman has beaten down her self-esteem,” O’Connor told ABCNews.com, adding that Shellie is using this opportunity for a new start. “She has a moment in the spotlight. She wants everyone to know that she changed her life.”
Shellie also told O’Connor that the aftermath of the shooting and months until the trial put a major strain on the couple’s relationship.
“It put great stress on their marriage,” she said. “Constantly having to move. She got threats. A lot of threats. She doesn’t want to reveal from who…. They are constantly living under fear of being attacked.”
O’Connor, who is working on a book about the George Zimmerman trial, also hinted that there was evidence that was mishandled, saying that during the sensational trial, “there were so many untruths told.”"What the jury never heard could have led to a different verdict,” she said.
Of course, some people won’t have any sympathy for Shellie Zimmerman, but she wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger and killed an unarmed teenager. Funny she says they’re living under constant threats, but last week we saw a picture of George Zimmerman grinning broadly as he toured a gun factory.