Shellie Zimmerman, the woman who is married to acquitted killer George Zimmerman is now speaking out after accepting a misdemeanor conviction for perjury just days ago.
The woman who sat quiet in a Sanford, Florida courtroom during her husband’s murder trial for killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin is shedding more light on who George Zimmerman really is and why she has finally had enough.
In an exclusive interview with Florida investigative reporter Christi O’Connor, George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie Zimmerman, says of the acquitted k!ller, “he has beaten down my self-esteem”, according to O’Connor. Shellie Zimmerman also says that she is looking forward to moving on with her life after the trial.
O’Connor says she spent months trying to persuade Shellie Zimmerman to share her story, and finally Zimmerman, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor perjury charges on Wednesday, agreed to sit down for an hourlong interview.
“When I asked her why she was doing [the interview], Shellie said, ‘I want to start my life back.’ George Zimmerman has beaten down her self-esteem,” O’Connor told ABCNews.com “She has a moment in the spotlight. She wants everyone to know that she changed her life.”
Shellie reportedly told O’Connor that the trial put a strain on the couple’s relationship.
“We have been pretty much gypsies for past year and a half,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “We lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that it would be horrific.”
Shellie Zimmerman, Convicted of Perjury
She also admitted her part in misleading the court about the couple’s finances.
“I can rationalize a lot of reasons for why I was misleading but the truth is that I knew that I was lying,” she said.
Shellie also acknowledged feeling alone and would not answer when asked whether she and Zimmerman were still together.
O’Connor, who is working on a book about George Zimmerman, says that the jury could have been swayed if they’d heard all of the evidence.
“What the jury never heard could have led to a different verdict,” she said.
The interview aired on Good Morning America on Thursday morning.
Don’t know about you guys but we believe Shellie Zimmerman along with the jury allowed George Zimmerman to get away with murder.