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It’s a bad idea to lie to the judge. But did Shellie Zimmerman lie?

Written By: Bob - Jun• 12•12

Shellie Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with perjury:

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, was arrested Tuesday on one count of perjury, the Seminole County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies arrested Shellie Zimmerman, 25,  about 3:30 p.m. ET, after they were advised by the office of State Attorney Angela Corey that a warrant had been issued.
Trayvon Martin supporters on Twitter are giddy over the arrest, feeling it is just one more step towards putting George Zimmerman away on a (trumped up) second degree murder charge for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. But will it play out the way they envision?
Judge Lester bit off a lot more than he can chew in his claims about George Zimmerman in his written bond revocation, and I won’t be surprised if it is hostile enough to warrant his recusal and the appointment of another (third) judge to the case. Then again, maybe that his his desire, or perhaps he’s merely insulating himself in anticipation of the ruling he must give acquitting Zimmerman or throwing out the case before trial based upon the evidence supporting Zimmerman’s story.
As for perjury trials of (George and?) Shellie Zimmerman giving the Trayvon cult some relief from the inevitable self-defense ruling for Zimmerman, Jeralyn Merritt makes a damn good case that the Zimmerman’s didn’t lie, the judge and prosecution, and defense were just sloppy.
It’s going to be double the humiliation if Anglea “Nifong” Corey has both of these cases blow up in her face, and frankly, it couldn’t happen to a more opportunistic political hack.

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6 Comments

  1. Doug says:

    The Zimmerman’s are going to be sent up the river one way or the other!! Mrs. Zimmerman is going to be used as a bargaining chip. Mr. Zimmerman is going to be given the choice that either he agrees to go to prison or Mrs. Zimmerman face time.

  2. Phelps says:

    Witch hunt. Pure and simple.

    Perjury charges are rare, and for a reason. They must show a specific misrepresentation made with belief that it is untrue. I just don’t see how they will prove those elements. Frankly, the Florida Bar should be disbarring people when the dust settles from this.

  3. emdfl says:

    Sounds to me like Corey has finally figured out that she will be the sacrificial goat at the end of this goat f**k, and she’s trying to throw anything she can at the wall in the hopes that something will stick.

  4. RS says:

    I thought Paypal could hold deposits for 21 days before actually paying them out.

  5. Cole says:

    I agree with Doug. This is just a desperate attempt for Corey to help her case. She knows it’s doomed but she has too much ego to let go. It’s extortion to get George Zimmerman to plea bargain. After all the Murder 2 charge seems like a scare tactic to make Zimmerman plea down to a lesser charge. He didn’t bite. And Corey is in trouble. She’s hoping the charges for the wife force his hand. It’s a classic movie bad guy tactic – turn the gun on the girl to get the hero to agree with your demands. And even if it doesn’t work there’s the small possibility you lose one of the defense’s character witnesses to prison violence. That’s probably how it works in Corey’s twisted mind.

  6. Georg Felis says:

    If “I don’t know” is perjury, Hillary would still be in jail today.