Shellie Zimmerman, George Zimmerman’s wife, was nicely denied at court today when she asked that the perjury charges against her be dropped.
Shellie Zimmerman appeared in court this afternoon and sat silent as a judge refused to dismiss the perjury charge against her.
She racked up the perjury charge after lying at her husband’s April 20, 2012 bond hearing, testifying that the couple had no money.
But that was a total falsehood.
According to the Orlando Sentinel:
In truth, they were awash in cash, according to the couple’s financial records. More than $130,000 had come flooding in the previous two weeks from online donors, contributing to George Zimmerman’s defense.
Recorded phone calls at the Seminole County Jail between Zimmerman, who was locked up at the time, and his wife suggest he was directing her where and when to deposit the money, and she was following his orders.
In June, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, the elected state attorney in Jacksonville, charged Shellie Zimmerman with perjury. Shellie Zimmerman was jailed for a few hours, then released on $1,000 bail.
When her defense attorney, Kelly Sims, asked circuit Judge Marlene Alva to dismiss the perjury count, she supported the request by arguing that his client’s testimony happened in Seminole County – not Jacksonville, where Corey was elected – she does not have jurisdiction.
But Judge Alva agreed with the prosecution, saying that because the statements being challenged happened at a bond hearing for Trayvon’s killer, the governor’s executive order, appointing Corey is enough. Access denied.
What’s with the Zimmermans always requesting some sort of delay or change in their cases?
SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel