George Zimmerman’s Wife Pleads Guilty

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You may remember, early on in the Zimmerman case, Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the infamous killer of Trayvon Martin, was charged with a misdemeanor count of perjury related to funds that were given to George for his murder charge.

Tom Winter and Tracy Connor of NBC News report that after pleading guilty Wednesday “to a perjury charge for misleading a Florida court about her family’s finances during a bail hearing,” Shellie received a slap on the wrist of a year probation and 100 hours of community service.
Shellie Zimmerman failed to disclose a $135,000 donation fund set up through PayPal during George’s bail hearing. She was heard discussing the funds, however, over a jailhouse phone.

At her own hearing, Shellie’s statement to the judge was written in a note:

“On April 20, 2012, I testified that my husband and I had no money to put towards a bond.  At that time, we could have paid for a bond out of the contributions to my husband’s legal fund.

“I was aware that what I was saying was not true and chose to take a path that I now regret with all my heart

“By lying under oath, I let God down, I let your Honor and the court down, I let my family and friends down, and, most of all, I let myself down.”

Her plea deal avoided a felony conviction. It would seem like the Zimmerman’s a one lucky family when it comes to avoiding prison time.

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