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George Zimmerman’s wife arrested on perjury charges

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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Shellie Zimmerman (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

The wife of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman was arrested on Tuesday, charged with perjury in connection with her testimony during her husband's bond hearing.

Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was arrested at her home by deputies and taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility--the same jail in which George Zimmerman is being held on a second-degree murder charge stemming from the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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Shellie Zimmerman's bond was set at $1,000, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said. She met conditions for the bail and was released. She will be arraigned July 31.

George Zimmerman's $150,000 bond was revoked and he was sent back to jail on June 3 after a judge said that Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances. Prosecutors argued that they did not disclose the $135,000 they had collected in donations for his defense at the initial bond hearing. (more...)

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