The wife of the neighborhood watchman who admitted to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody. Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after officers picked her up from her Seminole County, Fla., residence. Zimmerman was booked on a perjury charge in relation to her husband’s case. His bond has been set at $1,000.
As previously reported, George Zimmerman was whisked back to jail on June 3 after a judge revoked his bond. Prosecutors provided evidence that Zimmerman, 28, had a secret passport stashed away and lied about his finances. Prosecutors also alleged that he and his wife talked in code on the telephone and tried to downplay money Zimmerman was receiving from a supporter funded Paypal account. Prosecutors believe the couple attempted to hide more than $135,000 from the court.
The Zimmermans are both being held at the Seminole County Jail. –danielle canada
Check out the official court documents from Shellie Zimmerman’s case below.