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George Zimmerman’s wife has to ‘think about’ staying married to him

Shellie+Zimmerman+George+Zimmerman+Trial+Begins+bdLrO_tQYnMxGeorge Zimmerman’s wife doesn’t know if she wants to stay married to him.

Shellie Zimmerman told “Good Morning America” that she has to “think about” whether or not they can move forward together after a nightmarish 18 months. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying about the couple’s finances during a bail hearing following her husband’s arrest for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

Shellie Zimmemrman was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. Her husband did not attend the sentencing.

“She was scared,” her attorney, Kelly Sims, said after Wednesday’s hearing. “Her husband was locked up. She didn’t know what was going on. So, she stood by her man, like Tammy Wynette says.”

Shellie Zimmerman quipped, “I always want my husband’s support.”

Asked if she and George Zimmerman are still together, Shellie Zimmerman said, “I’m not going to answer that.”

She added that she “wants to have children and stay married.”

“With George?” the interviewer asked.

“That’s something I’m going to have to think about,” Shellie Zimmerman replied.

Turbulence was evident before the Trayvon Martin murder in a gated community in the northern suburb of Orlando, Fla. Shellie wasn’t at their home the night Zimmerman gunned down the unarmed teen because she’d had a fight with her husband.

“I was staying at my father’s house,” she said. “We had gotten into an argument the night before and I left.”

Shellie Zimmerman says that while she believes her husband’s version of the events leading to the shooting, “I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve gone or laid awake at night just thinking that I wish to God the circumstances had been different.”

She says the couple lived in hiding while awaiting his trial.

“We have pretty much lived like gypsies for the past year and a half. We’ve lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone would go and find us and that it would be horrific,” she said.

Shellie Zimmerman admitted she did not tell the truth during the bail hearing.

“I can rationalize a lot of reasons for why I was misleading, but the truth is that I knew I was lying,” she said.

The wife said she will perform her community service with a Christian ministry.

“I’ve made mistakes and I want to own them right now,” Shellie Zimmerman said.

Shellie Zimmerman said she feels horrible about Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton’s loss. “I can’t even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child,” she said.


  1. lucy ann on September 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    wow she has to think about sleeping iwth a killer? lol.. and his father being a ex judge is the nail in the coffin for the whole case ….. no one with a brain needs to wonder why he got off once i heard that if his dad was a pumber or crack head he would have done a min of 2 years ..for manslaughter … i court system is f….ked ..and now white people seized the opportunitie to not do anything but look at treyvons color and age as a staple of his guilt for walking home from the store how sad does amerkkk get …

    i bet you those same sheet toteing white who do have children … laugh at blacks being hosed in civil right era… or laugh at emmitt till murder …or think blacks still need to go to africa lol…dam shame how ignorant the presumably college educated whites are …. they go to law school and is not force to studie racism or slavery era this country ..the police is the same way …the reason you got so many racist cops is due to the misunderstanding of racism horror …. in our pass … this thing is not about a fool with a gun killing teen …its about our society as a whole ..if your black or mixxed even your doomed in america why do these dam foreigner flock here >>/??/ just to find the night mare is here

  2. lucy ann on September 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    white men and women who agreed with this verdict …is in that class of true racist skin heads … remember the ones who sat around the tree to watch young black men hang from a tree for just saying hello to a white lady…>>?? or do you remember how their polished faced little children sat there in the night fires gazing at the black man hanging and said this must be justice …let them burn , my moma and daddy said black is bad…. an harmful to us … and not what we want to deal with….. omg get them nig…ers outta our [email protected]! ok now 60 years later ..they rally and burn fires on their laptops , court rooms , and homes … lieing to themselves about their ancester who were all hitlers in america alll of them were ..anyone who ancester watched all those men women and children in rose wood florida shot down for no dam reason are the same ones who gunned down martin luther king ..this is a curse race of people with morbid evil belief …example timothy mcveigh, dillion clayborn ..the sandy hook shooter …

    not all whites are this evil but …its a hugh mass are ..and that is why zimmmerman was let go …cause his dad had the white power to do so… if he was a black man shot a white man same scenario …that black man would never see the light of day for some years ….
    say what you want zimmerman will be tortured by this for the rest of his life …. and he will make history for sure … his wife needs to dump him her life will be pitiful if she stays …. what the hell is a law in this country …ohhh you mean lawyers getting outa school only to take undertable pay from the state to defend a crimainal and let him off and still get tax money from citizens who would rather see zimmerman hang wow…. can we as blacks have a dam choice where our tax dollar is spent …in that case florida would have gave a fair trial they could not afford to do that with kick backs to judges etc …. what ever …

  3. yg on September 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Yeah!! Maybe Tracy Martin will profile, follow, and shoot George and Shellie’s son through the HEART; and lie. What goes around comes around. Sins of the Parent will affect their CHILDREN!!

  4. Bonnie Wheeler on September 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Lucy, you sound like a racist to me. You want Zimmerman to go to jail for defending himself just because trayvon was black. You don’t judge one by the color of his skin only by his character and from what I’ve learned about trayvon, brining up his past would embarrass his entire family so let the dead rest in peace.

    • Dee Walker on September 5, 2013 at 1:53 am

      Bonnie, please explain to us what was in Travon’s past that justified him being killed? Don’t we all including you have something in your past that would embarrass our parents if known and even some things known? Please with this BS, tell me you don’t and I will know that you don’t have truthful bone in your body.

      It will now be God who does the punishing.