George Zimmerman’s Wife May Leave Him

She said she wasn’t home the night of the shooting of Trayvon Martin because she’d had a fight with her husband.

1. Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that her marriage is strained and she wasn’t even staying at home the night of Trayvon Martin’s death.

2. “I was staying at my father’s house, we had gotten into an argument the night before and I left,” she said.

Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool / AP

3. She revealed that she may leave her husband, and they may not even be together right now — she wouldn’t elaborate.

Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool / AP

Asked if they’re still together, she said, “I’m not going to answer that,” adding that she wants to stay married and have children. When asked if that was with George, she responded, “That’s something I’m going to have to think about.”

4. George Zimmerman wasn’t in court this week when she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after his arrest.

Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank,Pool / AP

She was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service.

5. While she said she doesn’t believe her husband was capable of intentionally killing Martin, she expressed sadness at what the teenager’s family is going through.

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel / MCT

“I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” she said. “I can’t even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child.”

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Adrian Carrasquillo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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