George Zimmerman is worried about his wife's safety now that she has been arrested and her mug shot publicized.
According to ABC News, Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie have both been in hiding since Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, FL.
Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was arrested this week on perjury charges for allegedly lying to the judge at an April 20 bond hearing about being impoverished while her husband's online defense fund had $135,000 in it.
After her arrest, police released her mug shot; marking the first time anyone has seen Mrs. Zimmerman who has been in hiding because of death threats against her and her family.
Even when she testified at the bond hearing it was done by speakerphone in order to protect her identity.
"Certainly now that she's been charged with a crime he's worried about her, and also worried now that she's out in the public eye," Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara said after visiting his client in jail late Tuesday night. The lawyer said there are "legitimate safety concerns."
Mrs. Zimmerman could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
On April 9, George Zimmerman had launched the website therealgeorgezimmerman.com and within weeks received more than $200,000 in donations to help with his legal expenses. But during the April 20 bond hearing, Zimmerman's wife testified that the couple was impecunious.
At a June 1 hearing that was called to discuss what evidence in the case against her husband should be made public, prosecutors presented evidence that included at least four jailhouse phone conversations in which George and Shellie Zimmerman were apparently discussing tiny amounts of money, but were allegedly referring to some of the $200,000 supporters had poured into his PayPal account.
During one call on April 16, Zimmerman and his wife were taped discussing their bank accounts.
George Zimmerman: "In my account do I have at least $100?"
Shellie Zimmerman: "No."
George Zimmerman: "How close am I?"
Shellie Zimmerman: "$8. $8.60."
George Zimmerman: "Really? So total everything how much are we looking at?"
Shellie Zimmerman: "Like $155"
The prosecutor noted that Shellie Zimmerman actually meant $155,000.
He said the couple knew that their conversation was being recorded but that they were speaking in code and knowingly withheld from the court the amount of money brought in from therealgeorgezimmerman.com, which is now defunct.
Information provided by Zimmerman's attorney a week after he was released on bail showed that the couple had $135,000 in their bank account a day before the April 20 hearing.
The conversations landed her husband back in jail. He faces a second bond hearing on June 29 where his release is very much in doubt.