Zimmerman's Wife Pleads Guilty to Perjury Charges
You can get away with killing an unarmed black teenager in this country, but you sure aren't going to get away with lying to the courts about money.
George Zimmerman's wife Shellie pleaded guilty this morning to a misdemeanor charge of perjury after she lied about the couple's financial situation during George's bond hearing. She had originally been facing a felony charge.
Prosecutors claimed that Shellie failed to disclose the $135,000 the couple had amassed online from supporters meant for George's defense. She was arrested on the charges back in June of 2012.
She now is on probation for a year and must complete 100 hour of community service.
Clearly a great day for those who agreed with The Onion article, "Nation Thankful That Shellie Dean Zimmerman Was Charged With Perjury At Least."
Meanwhile, George Zimmerman is in the process of asking the state to pay up to $300,000 to cover his court costs.
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