June 12th, 2012
08:23 PM ET

FL task force reviews 'Stand Your Ground' law, Zimmerman's wife arrested for perjury

The 'Stand Your Ground' task force met today in Florida to review the controversial law at the center of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The shooter, George Zimmerman can use the 'Stand Your Ground' law as his defense.

Zimmerman's bond was revoked for not being forthright about his finances during his bond hearing. Zimmerman's wife, Shellie is now facing a perjury charge.  Attorney for the Trayvon Martin Family, Benjamin Crump comes OutFront and discusses the latest developments in the Zimmerman case.

Zimmerman's wife arrested, accused of perjury

George Zimmerman's wife was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly lying at his bond hearing about the couple's finances.

Shellie N. Zimmerman, 25, faces a perjury charge, according to Jackie Barnard, spokeswoman for the State Attorney's office for the Fourth Judicial District of Florida.

Shellie Zimmernan will be arraigned July 31, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. She met conditions for a $1,000 bond and was released Tuesday afternoon.

Her husband, 28, is accused in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford.


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  1. Tim

    If the judge and prosecutor in this case are so hell bent on following the law, and to prove this the PA has charged Zimmermans wife with perjury, where is the perjury charge against the lead detective who lied in his probable cause statement or the PA for signing off on it knowing the info was false?

    The detective testified that he had no direct evidence that supported the claim made in the PC statement that Zimmerman confronted Martin and started the altercation.

    So much for judicial integrity.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply

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