After George Zimmerman’s wife pled guilty this week, to lying about the financial donations for her husband’s case, she revealed a number of startling things that may impact a civil case against George Zimmerman.
Shellie Zimmerman told ABC News that she is unsure whether she will stay married to her husband. This is not just because he failed to show up at her hearing, while she stood by him through his tried. In fact, she explains that she had separated from George the night before . In an interview with reporter Christi O’Connor, she claims that she “had walked out on him after a particularly nasty argument on the night before” he shot the young Trayvon Martin.
“I was staying at my father’s house,” she said. “We had gotten into an argument the night before and I left.”
When O’Connor asked about the argument that caused her to walk out on him in 2012, and interesting question was raised.
“Does George have a temper? How volatile did it get the evening before?”
“Not going to answer that,” Zimmerman replied.
To most, that would sound like a “yes, he does.”
But all of this aside, George said repeatedly that he was not out “patrolling” when he saw Trayvon. Instead, he claimed all along that he was running to Target. He mentioned in his interview with Sean Hannity terms like “us” and “we” would go shopping on Sunday nights (after “mentoring” kids, of course). But he never explained why his wife was not with him this time if that were in fact the case. But now we find out that he wife was not even there at the time, and they were separated, and she was living with her father.
George explained that he went shopping Sunday evening because that is when he and his wife have the chance, after “mentoring.” But he did not explain why she was not there this time, or why he chose then to go since he was clearly not out “mentoring” anyone, but was leaving from home, without his estranged wife.
Does this mean that Zimmerman lied about why he was out and what he was doing when he followed the unarmed 17 year old. His wife’s statements might explain why he might have been taking out his frustration on someone who he thought deserved it. He certainly seemed like he wasn’t going to take no for an answer from the 911 operator. But now we may know why.