Wife of George Zimmerman, Shellie Zimmerman, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge on Wednesday.
Mrs. Zimmerman, 26, lied during one of her husband’s bond hearings last year. The third-degree felony could have landed her five years in prison, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
She had told Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. she and her husband were destitute, when they had in fact received $130,000 in donations from people helping her husband defend himself against murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
As part of a plea deal, she must complete 100 hours of community service and apologize to Lester for lying, according to Local 6 News.
Mrs. Zimmerman is a nursing student. Had she been found guilty of a felony, reports the Sentinel, she would have been unable to become a nurse for three years.