Shellie Zimmerman Arrested for Perjury

The wife of accused murderer George Zimmerman was arrested on Tuesday for perjuring herself during his bond hearing.

Shellie Zimmerman was arrested for lying under oath during the bond hearing, in which she claimed that she and her husband had access to less money than they actually did.

Judge Kenneth Lester revoked George Zimmerman’s bond, saying he and Shellie had used “code” to discuss finances while he was in jail. In his order revoking Zimmerman’s bond, Lester wrote, “Had the Court been made aware of the true financial circumstances at the bond hearing, the bond decision might have been different.” Lester said George Zimmerman “demonstrated that he does not properly respect the law or the integrity of the judicial process.”

George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Martin, who was 17, was shot and killed by Zimmerman, who had reported Martin as suspicious to local police. Martin was visiting the home of his father’s girlfriend, and was unarmed, carrying only iced tea and skittles he’d purchased at a local convenience store.

The case drew national attention after Sanford, Florida police declined to initially prosecute Zimmerman, saying he had been defending himself from Martin. The decision was seen as being influenced by systemic racism, and the belief that an African American youth would necessarily be “suspicious.”

A special prosecutor appointed by Gov. Rick Scott charged Zimmerman with second degree murder on April 11, 2012.

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132 comments

Natasha Salgado

Thanks

Sheri Schongold
Sheri Schongold3 years ago

This is good she was arrested. This whole case is fishy on Zimmerman's side. More and more of his lies keep coming out. Will Treyvon get justice? I hope and pray so.

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown4 years ago

Ed-"Hard to prove"? Any first year law student could prove this case in ten minutes. Pull up the court transcript of her testifying that the were indigent and had no money and subpoena the bank records showing her withdrawals and transfers. The prosecution rests.

Ed G.
Ed G.4 years ago

The charge is going to be hard to prove. I think she is guilty but proving it is an entirely different matter. This is where a good lawyer comes in. The best would get them acquitted quickly (or even charges dropped). If she is guilty then throw the book at them both. Whether this is politically motivated will be hard to prove.

Paula L.
Paula L.4 years ago

Slowly but surely, truths come out. Now before anyone bashes me and accuses me of taking sides, I am a person who said int he begining that both parties have guilt to face in this incident. Trayvon had a back ground and should have never attacked Zimmerman. and by the same token...Zimmerman also had an obvious violent back ground and he should have shot to injure and stop Trayvon, he didn't have to kill him. And I still think who ever approved Zimmerman to be in the position to carry a gun and walk the street suveilence, (so to speak), needs a charge of negligence to a violent record upon approving the carrying of a firearm. Justice still has not been met fully in this case.

If zimmermans wife did this, she is guilty....I don't care what color she is or is not, this is not a racism trial!

Bette M.
Bette M.4 years ago

Zeke....Your catchy word phrasing does
not impress me on iota!!

Just roll em up in a ball & stick
em in your pipe & smoke em.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Gina P.
Regina P.4 years ago

This doesn't bode well for Zimmerman's innocence, does it?

timothy m.
timothy m.4 years ago

How obviously politically motivated. Courts almost never charge anyone with perjury.

Bette M.
Bette M.4 years ago

Well, gee whizzzz thanks for telling what I knew about you anyway. That is run em over if they don'e agree with you.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Zeke Springer
Zeke Springer4 years ago

Sharon H. said: Zeke...I have some black friends whose origins are in the islands and they don't like being referred to as "African American." Not all are blacks are from Africa. I can understand wanting to refer to your roots, but these others should be extended the same courtesy."

Sharon, I used to live in a Caribbean neighborhood for 10 years. I know all about folks not wanting to be called "African American". Most called themselves Caribbean American, which is fine by me.

I was just talking about the overall need of people to be able to call themselves what they choose and not what an outside force would call them. Thanks.