Zimmerman's Wife Seeks Life Insurance Policy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman's wife is asking in divorce papers that he pay for a permanent life insurance policy with her named as the beneficiary.

Shellie Zimmerman asked in the petition released Friday that a judge order George Zimmerman to pay the premiums on the policy.

She also is seeking an equal distribution of their checking accounts, trusts, partnerships and any unknown assets.

She asked that a judge prevent him from selling off any property.

The petition says the couple separated a month after Zimmerman was acquitted in July of any crime for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.


Associated Press Release

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, says she stood by her man "through everything" but once he was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, he left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken glass."

Zimmerman, who filed for divorce from George Zimmerman on Thursday, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Friday that her husband is selfish.

She says the couple tried counseling but in the end "George is all about George." She also said he has been verbally abusive and is making what she considers "reckless decisions."

She says her husband only spent three or four nights at their house since the trial ended in July and that she moved out Aug. 13.

George Zimmerman's attorney did not comment on the accusations.


Associated Press Release

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman's wife says she's going to have to "think about" whether she stays married to him.

Shelli 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.

She also said she wasn't home the night of the shooting because she'd had a fight with her husband.

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.

Her husband wasn't in court with her as she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.

He was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.


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