George Zimmerman

Perjury case delayed for George Zimmerman’s wife

The perjury case for the wife of accused second-degree murder defendant George Zimmerman was continued until January 23, according to court documents.

Shelley Zimmerman is accused of lying under oath about her husband’s finances at a bond hearing in April. She testified that her family had no money but bank records revealed more than $100,000 in donations.

The alleged misrepresentations by George and Shelley Zimmerman during the bond hearing led Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., who presided over the hearing, to make strong comments about George Zimmerman’s credibility. Judge Lester stated that Zimmerman “flouted” and tried to “manipulate the system.” Following those comments Zimmerman’s defense counsel Mark O’Mara filed a motion to have Lester disqualify himself for bias. The motion was later granted and Judge Debra S. Nelson was assigned to preside over the case going forward.

Zimmerman is accused of killing 17-year-old African-American teen Trayvon Martin on February 26. He is claiming self-defense under Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law.

Ryan Kerns, Esq. Wild About Trial

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