Trayvon Martin Murder Trial: Shellie Zimmerman, Wife of George Zimmerman Arrested, Charged with Perjury
We have not even got to the trial and already it has taken a bizarre twist …
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman was arrested on perjury charges in connection with allegedly trying to hide money from the courts with regards to her husbands initial bond hearing. She is accused of lying under oath with regards to donations funds. As reported at CBS News, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by investigators with the Office of State Attorney Angela Corey, 4th Judicial Circuit, who advised a warrant had been issued for the 25-year-old woman. Shellie Zimmerman posted a $1,000 bond and was released .
Really? The Orlando courts are really going to do this when Florida and most all the the country was witness to George and Cindy Anthony’s testimony on the witness stand during the Casey Anthony murder trial? Seriously? Shellie Zimmerman was asked during George Zimmerman’s bond hearing about how much money they had received from donations in a Paypal account. It was later determined that both George and Shellie Zimmerman had deceived the court, George Zimmerman’s bond was revoked and he was sent back to jail.
On Tuesday, she was arrested on a perjury charge and booked into John E. Polk Correctional Facility. It’s the same jail her husband has called home since the deception was revealed earlier this month, leading the judge to revoke his bond.
“The prosecutor sent a strong message that you have to tell the truth in court because it is the whole basis of the American judicial system,” said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon’s family, after learning of the new arrest.
In an affidavit, prosecutors revealed new details about Shellie Zimmerman’s alleged efforts to hide money from the court.
George Zimmerman who is accused of second degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Don’t get me wrong, one should never lie to the courts and it was extremely foolish what the Zimmerman’s did. Just a question, how many individuals have actually lied about their funds in order to lessen their bail? Does this strike anyone else as odd, or is it starting to look like that because the prosecution knows that they have overcharged the case and has little to no evidence against Zimmerman that they are trying to just make the Zimmerman’s looks bad so that they can later use it in court?