Wife of Florida shooter charged with perjury; accused of lying to judge about finances - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
6.1°C

Wife of Florida shooter charged with perjury; accused of lying to judge about finances

This photo released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office shows Shellie Zimmerman, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Zimmerman, the wife of the Trayvon Martin's shooter was charged with perjury Tuesday, accused of lying when she told a judge that the couple had limited funds during a hearing that resulted in her husband being released on $150,000 bond. She was released on $1,000 bond. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)
June 12, 2012 - 5:00 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. - Authorities say the wife of Florida teen Trayvon Martin's shooter is being accused of lying to a judge about their finances during a bond hearing and faces one count of perjury.

An order issued Tuesday by assistant state attorney John Guy charged Shellie Zimmerman for knowingly making false statements during the April hearing. George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin. He was granted $150,000 bond at that hearing and released.

The judge revoked that bond earlier this month after state attorneys argued that both Zimmerman and his wife had lied to the judge about their finances, especially about money raised from a website.

George Zimmerman is back in jail. Shellie Zimmerman was arrested and is also in jail custody.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
The Associated Press

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile