Shellie Zimmerman Pleads Guilty to Perjury: Gets 1 Year Probation

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

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.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.