The wife of George Zimmerman went on Good Morning America to talk one day after accepting a plea deal in her perjury case. She also revealed details about her and George Zimmerman’s strained relationship. She expressed uncertainty about the future of their relationship when asked if they are still together. “I’m not going to answer that,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “Of course I want to have children and stay married…”
Shellie Zimmerman appeared on Good Morning America to tell the world about her strained marriage with the former murder suspect.
“When I asked her why she was doing [the interview], Shellie said, ‘I want to start my life back.’ George Zimmerman has beaten down her self-esteem,” O’Connor told ABCNews.com, adding that Shellie is using this opportunity for a new start. “She has a moment in the spotlight. She wants everyone to know that she changed her life.”
She spoke about how her and her husband went into hiding after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen from Miami Gardens who was visiting his father in Sanford.
“We have been pretty much gypsies for past year and a half,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “We lived in a 20- foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that it would be horrific.
She revealed she wasn’t home the night George confronted Trayvon because they had an argument earlier that day and she was staying with her father.
She told O’Connor her husband wouldn’t have profiled Trayvon, as many have claimed.
“That’s just not his way,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
She lied during her husband’s April 20, 2012, bail hearing, in an effort to help him get out of jail.
“I can rationalize a lot of reasons for why I was misleading but the truth is that I knew that I was lying,” she said.
Zimmerman testified that she and her husband were broke. but they had taken in more than $130,000 in donations in a little more than two weeks from Internet donors.
“I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve gone, or laid awake at night, just thinking I wish to God these circumstances had been different” she said.
Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a less-serious form of perjury in a deal that will require her to serve one year of probation.
George wasn’t in the courtroom, prompting a question from O’Connor about whether she wanted him there.
“I always want my husband’s support,” Shellie Zimmerman responded. source: Orlando Sentinal
Shellie said was to deliver a message to Martin’s parents.
“I’m so deeply sorry for their loss. I can’t even begin to understand the grief that a parent experiences when they lose a child,” she said.
Shellie will spend the next year on probation as part of a plea deal.