Lawyer: George Zimmerman's wife filing for divorce

Modified: September 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm •  Published: September 5, 2013
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce Thursday, less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his case.

Shellie Zimmerman made the decision because of “disappointment,” her attorney, Kelly Sims, wrote Thursday in a short email to The Associated Press. The 26-year-old Zimmerman told ABC's “Good Morning America” last week that she was having serious doubts about remaining married.

She pleaded guilty last week 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. Her husband, who was acquitted on second-degree murder and other charges in July, wasn't in the Sanford, Fla., courtroom as she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service — even though she supported him and lied about their finances.

ABC first reported the divorce filing. Email messages and phone calls to Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, were not immediately returned.

Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, wrote on Twitter: “Pray 4 them.”

During her appearance on “Good Morning America,” Zimmerman refused to say if she and her husband were still together.

She added that she “wants to have children and stay married.”

“With George?” the interviewer asked.

“That's something I'm going to have to think about,” Shellie Zimmerman replied.

Earlier this week, her 29-year-old husband was ticketed for speeding in Lake Mary, Fla. Police say he was going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.

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