Judge: Corey has authority to prosecute Shellie Zimmerman (Mrs. George Zimmerman) [View all]
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Judge: Corey has authority to prosecute Shellie Zimmerman
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
2:45 p.m. EST, February 19, 2013
SANFORD – Shellie Zimmerman appeared in court this afternoon and sat silently as a judge refused to dismiss the perjury charge against her.
She's the wife of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who's accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, in Sanford one year ago.
According to prosecutors, Shellie Zimmerman lied at her husband's April 20 bond hearing when she testified that the couple had no money.
In truth, they were awash in cash, according to the couple's financial records. More than $130,000 had come flooding in in the previous two weeks from online donors, contributing to George Zimmerman's defense.