George Zimmerman's wife arrested for perjury: Fair or Foul?
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the Florida man charged with fatally
shooting Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged Tuesday afternoon with
one count of perjury, according to law enforcement officials.
The charges stem from what prosecutors have described as a series of
lies and distortions made by the couple during an earlier bond hearing
in April, when George Zimmerman and his family claimed they were broke.
By late Tuesday afternoon, Shellie Zimmerman posted bond, set at $1,000.
Shortly after the initial bond hearing, it was revealed that George
Zimmerman had raised upwards of $200,000 via a website set up to collect
funds for his defense. At a June 1 hearing, his bond was revoked after
prosecutors presented recorded conversations in which Zimmerman and his
wife seem to collude to keep the funds hidden. Zimmerman instructed his
wife to "pay off all the bills," which included those for American
Express and Sam’s Club credit cards.
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