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June 12, 2012

Zimmerman’s Wife Arrested on Perjury Charges!

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Written by: Kelly Virella
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Mugshot of Shellie Zimmerman.


lorida Judge Kenneth Lester does not play that. That’s the message he sent to George Zimmerman and his wife today, when the court sent sheriff’s deputies to arrest her on perjury charges. Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was arrested around 3:30 pm at her residence according to

If the arrest had a soundtrack, it would be the one from the TV show “COPS.”

“Bad Boys! Bay Boys! Whatcha gonna do? Watcha gonna do when they come for you?”

As we reported earlier (in a more mature article), Zimmerman’s bond was revoked June 1, after he and and his wife got caught trading cryptic messages that made it appear as if they were coordinating a lie about how much money they had in order to suppress Zimmerman’s bond.

According to the motion to revoke,on April 16 Zimmerman gave his wife access to his account and the couple had the following exchange:

Later that same day they again talked about the financial picture:


The above statements clearly indicate that Zimmerman’s wife was aware of how much money they had and encouraged her husband to use it in order get out of jail. On April 19 the couple’s credit union statement registered $135,000. The very next day, however, Shelly gave the following testimony:


It also looks like they conspired to hide Zimmy’s passport.

On April 17 Zimmerman and his wife had the following discussion:

Oh, Shellie! I almost feel sorry for you for getting tangled up in your husband’s situation. But then I come to my senses and remember that he shot and killed an unarmed teenager and has been charged with second degree murder. Love will make you do crazy things. But somebody has to apply common sense.

About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


Official portrait from his tenure as US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.