Shellie Zimmerman to 'think about' staying married to George Zimmerman
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 05:37:53 PM EDT
George Zimmerman's wife says she's going to have to "think about" whether she stays married to him.
Shellie Zimmerman made the comments to ABC on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing following her husband's arrest for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.
"Of course I want to have kids and stay married ... with George? that's something I'm going to have to think about," she said, adding that her husband has beaten down her self-esteem and that is she looking forward to getting her life back.
She also said she wasn't home the night of the shooting because she'd had a fight with her husband.
Did that change the state of mind for George Zimmerman? Local 6 legal analyst Luis Calderon if it did, it probably could not have been used in court as an argument.
"Anytime anybody had a disagreement with their spouse -- now, they're all of a sudden capable of murder?" he said. "That just doesn't seem to be a very strong argument."
She says the couple lived "like gypsies" in the months after George Zimmerman was released on bail, spending nights in a 20-foot trailer deep in the woods.
George Zimmerman wasn't in court with her as she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.
"I can rationalize why I was misleading but the truth is I knew I was lying," Shellie Zimmerman said.
He was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.
Shellie Zimmerman also had a message for the parents of Trayvon Martin.
"I'm so deeply sorry for their loss," she said. "I can't understand the grief when they lose a child."
The Martin family had not responded to Shellie Zimmerman's interview as of Thursday afternoon.