George Zimmerman’s estranged wife reveals doubts about his innocence
The estranged wife of George Zimmerman said she’s developed doubts about her husband’s involvement in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Shellie Zimmerman told the Today Show on Thursday that her husband had changed since his acquittal in July on second-degree murder charges.
“He just kind of treated me like I was disposable,” Shellie Zimmerman told host Matt Lauer. “He went on a victory tour without me.”
Shellie Zimmerman appeared on the NBC program with her attorney and discussed the trial, her divorce and a Sept. 9 domestic dispute.
She said she never saw a gun during the incident, although she said she felt threatened when her husband gestured toward a holster on his hip and repeatedly told her to “step closer.”
“I saw him in a stance and a look in his eyes that I’ve never seen before,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
Shellie Zimmerman said she did not press charges because she said police told her she and her husband would each go to jail but she would likely stay there after pleading guilty to perjury related to George Zimmerman’s murder case.
Shellie Zimmerman is still serving a year of probation for making false statements to a judge about the couple’s finances during a bond hearing for her husband.
She said she’s developed doubts about what happened when her husband shot the unarmed teen in February 2012.
“I think anyone would doubt that,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “I don’t know the person I’ve been married to.”
But she still does not think George Zimmerman racially profiled Martin, who was black.
“I have doubts, but I also believe the evidence,” she said.
The domestic dispute happened shortly after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce from her husband of six years, but she has been unable to serve the divorce papers because she does not know where he is now.
“I felt like I was living a life with him and that we were going to rebuild after this, but he had other plans,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
Watch video of her Today Show interview posted Thursday: