Shellie Zimmerman Says She and George Lived Like Gypsies
She told GMA how she and George have had to go into hiding since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and how they've been living like Gypsies.
"We lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods," she says, "scared every night that someone was going to find us and that it would be horrific."
In the interview, conducted by journalist Christi O'Connor, who is writing a book about the Zimmerman case, Shellie reveals that her and George's relationship had been strained even before the killing.
On the night before the shooting, Shellie says that she and George had an argument and that she left to stay with her father.
She wasn't home the night Zimmerman shot Martin.
But, she says, she doesn't believe George profiled Trayvon or targeted him.
"That's just not [George's] way," she says in the interview.
Yet, even with their relationship on the rocks, Shellie stood by George throughout his trial, appearing in court to support her husband.
George, it turns out, did not return the favor.
While Shellie made court appearances for her perjury charges, George was not there, because he was busy buying more guns, apparently.
Shellie pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge on Wednesday after she lied about her and George's finances during a bail hearing after his arrest for shooting and killing Trayvon.
"I can rationalize a lot of reasons for why I was misleading," she tells O'Connor. "But the truth is I knew that I was lying."
She lied for George, almost went to prison for it, and yet, he was nowhere to be found when she needed his support.
Stand-up dude, that one.
The interview closes with Shellie expressing her condolences to Trayvon's family.
"I'm so deeply sorry for their loss. I cant even begin to understand the grief."