George Zimmerman Divorce Sought in Petition Filed by Wife (Video)

Friday, 06 Sep 2013 08:15 AM

By Alexandra Ward

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Shellie Zimmerman has filed for divorce from her husband George Zimmerman less than two months after he was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The couple "separated on Aug. 13, 2013, and are not presently cohabiting as husband and wife. The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken," according to the petition obtained by ABC News.

A constant presence in the courtroom, Shellie Zimmerman, 26, stood by as her husband was tried for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of Martin, who prosecutors say was racially profiled by the neighborhood watchman. George Zimmerman, 29, argued he shot the teen in self-defense. He was acquitted in July.

Urgent: Should U.S. Strike Syria? Vote Here

"It's difficult to communicate with your spouse when you're under so much scrutiny from both sides and I think we both have been fighting for our own individual struggles to be heard by each other and that's been difficult," Shellie Zimmerman told "Good Morning America" in an interview last week that foreshadowed the couple's split.

She said the relationship grew strained after her husband's acquittal when the couple started receiving death threats.

"We have been pretty much like gypsies," she told "GMA." "We've lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that we'd be out in the woods alone and that it would be horrific."

Zimmerman herself pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge Aug. 28, admitting that she lied to a judge last year about the family's finances. She was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and will also be on probation for one year.

George Zimmerman was nowhere to be seen at his wife's court proceedings, leading many to speculate that their relationship was on the rocks. When asked if she would have liked him to have been there to support her, Shellie Zimmerman said, "I always want my husband's support."





Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Lawyer For George Zimmerman Chides Him for Visiting Gun Factory

George Zimmerman 'Got Away With Murder,' Thinks Juror B29

George Zimmerman Gets Speeding Ticket in Florida  

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved