George Zimmerman's Wife, Shellie, Says 'Anyone' Would Doubt His Innocence in Trayvon Martin's Murder

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By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
September 26, 2013|2:40 pm
Shellie Zimmerman (Photo: Screen Grab via NBC/Today)

Shellie Zimmerman.

Months after his acquittal of the controversial murder of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, said she thinks "anyone would doubt" his innocence, and now claims that she doesn't know the person" that she's married to.

In a national television appearance on the "Today" show on Thursday, Shellie Zimmerman told interviewer Matt Lauer that her husband snubbed her after he was acquitted of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in July.

"He just kind of treated me like I was disposable," she told the "Today" show. "He went on a victory tour without me."

Appearing with her attorney, Kelly Sims, Shellie discussed her husband's trial, her divorce and an explosive domestic dispute that erupted on Sept. 9 when she called 911 and reported that George Zimmerman was threatening her and punched her father.

When Lauer asked if she had seen her husband with a gun, she replied "no" but pointed to something she had never seen before.

"I did not see a gun, but I saw. I know my husband. I saw him in a stance and a look in his eyes that I have never seen before. His shirt was halfway unbuttoned and he was putting his hand in his shirt and saying please step closer, please step closer. So I think that logically, I assumed he had a gun on him," she said.

"I really don't know what he is capable of. This person that I am married to, that I'm divorcing, I've kind-of realized now that I don't know him and I really don't know what he is capable of. I saw a look in his eyes that I have never seen before that day," she added.

When asked why she didn't press charges against Zimmerman for the attack she explained that if she did, she risked going to jail as well.

When asked about what happened the night her husband shot Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, she implied that she doubted his innocence.

"I'm conflicted on that," she told Lauer. "I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me to take the blinders off and start to see things," she continued.

"I think anyone would doubt that innocence because I don't know the person that I have been married to."

Earlier this month, Trayvon Martin's medical examiner, Dr. Shiping Bao, who offered conflicting testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, announced that he was preparing a $100 million lawsuit charging that prosecutors intentionally lost the case against George Zimmerman.

 

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