Zimmerman's wife joining him in jail??
At her husband's bond hearing for the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, Shellie Zimmerman was asked repeatedly about money. Among the questions: How much did the couple collect in donations through George Zimmerman's website?
"Currently, I do not know,"Shellie Zimmerman replied. She and other family members described their financial situation as dire.
Prosecutors say Shellie Zimmerman spent the days before that April hearing shifting tens of thousands of dollars out of her husband's account, then deliberately lied to the judge.
Four days before she testified to having no knowledge of the funds, the affidavit says, Shellie Zimmerman began a series of transfers into her account — totaling $74,000 from April 16 to April 19.
Prosecutors say the Zimmermans used a rudimentary "code" to discuss the money in recorded jailhouse phone calls — referring to $100,000, for example, as "$100." At least two of the calls, the state alleges, were made while Shellie Zimmerman and her husband's sister were at a local credit union making the transactions.
According to the affidavit, after her husband was released on bond days after the hearing, she transferred more than $85,000 back into his account.
On Tuesday, she was arrested on a perjury charge and booked into John E. Polk Correctional Facility. It's the same jail her husband has called home since his financial deception was also revealed earlier this month, leading the judge to revoke his bond.
Shellie Zimmerman now faces one count of perjury in an official proceeding — a third-degree felony. Her bail was set at $1,000, and she quickly bonded out.
In the meantime, George Zimmerman remains jailed without bail. Zimmerman misled the court about his finances and his possession of a second passport, which he acquired two weeks after he shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during an altercation.
He faces a second-degree-murder charge in the February shooting death of Trayvon.